1 pt. grape tomatoes
1 pint fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, rinsed & drained
5 large fresh basil leaves, cut into very fine strips
4 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette
Rinse tomatoes well & dry thoroughly. Cut tomatoes in half (not lenghtwise; stem end should be on top of one piece).
Carefully thread 1 tomato half, 1 ball of cheese, and the other tomato half onto a toothpick, leaving a long end on one side & very little pick showing on the other. Place skewers decoratively around a shallow small serving dish; distribute basil evenly over the skewers
Drizzle vinaigrette over skewers; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Refrigerate at least one hour to allow flavors to meld.
Note: 1 - 8 oz pkg fresh mozzarella cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.