Recipe by Jessi
"Caprese salad skewers. Perfect for holiday parties."
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mozzarella cheese, cubed
extra virgin olive oil
fresh basil leaves, chopped
ground black pepper
Delicious! I bought boconccini (little fresh mozzarella balls) and I marinated them for 2 days in garlic powder, dried basil and oregano and salt and pepper. I then halved them and assembled them with one tomato a strip of fresh basil folded in half, sandwiched between the cheese and tomato. Soooo good and they were all eaten in a matter of minutes and there were only 5 of us eating!
Super fast and easy to make for a large party. But flavor-wise, just O.K. It needs the extra flavor you can only get with a plated caprese salad with balsamic vinegar (which doesn't adhere to the mozzarella balls).
I haven't made this exact recipe but one similar. I find it's easier to eat if you halve the grape tomatoes and put the cubed cheese with the half piece. I also marinate the mixture for a few hours in the olive oil and add some dried herbs for extra flavor. Also add a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper flakes for color - doesn't really make it that spicy. I rub the flakes in the palms of my hands to crush a little more and release the flavors too. Be sure to buy the best mozzarella cheese you can find.
I made these on Christmas Eve and they were a huge hit! I changed the recipe to flavor it up a bit: add extra basil (i actually used frozen!), a tiny bit of garlic powder and red pepper flakes. I marinated this for about 30 minutes. I also recommend using small balls of mozzarella, halving them and then skewering with a whole grape tomato. Love this recipe... it is SO easy! I will definitely be making it again!
This is one of my favorite things to eat, but I had a little balsamic vinegar to the mixture. Gives it just the right amount of kick!
This was very good! I skewered half a grape tomato, a piece of fresh mozzarella cheese, a piece of basil and then the second half of the tomato. Then I drizzled the oil, salt, papper and some basalmic vinegar over the skewers!
I buy the mozzarella balls that are in a herbed oil in the specialty cheese case of my grocery store. Make the skewers & pour the oil over them. Then I drizzle some balsamic vinagrette salad dressing over them. They fly off the table! So easy to make & take. Everyone asks for the recipe!
My sister-in-law made these for Christmas. Instead of chopping the basil she threaded a leaf between the cheese and tomato. She also used halved baby boconccini which is softer than regular mozzarella. It tasted like summer!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 104
** Calories from Fat: 66
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