Saturday, June 4, 2011

Caprese Skewers (Fresh Caprese Salad on a Stick!)

1 pt. grape tomatoes
1 pint fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, rinsed & drained
wooden toothpicks
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.