An appetizer on a stick, a salad on a stick; whatever you choose to call these, they are a pretty neat way to eat a favorite summertime salad.
On July 4th we had a large party for my in-laws who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Of the several foods I prepared, these were particularly popular. We set them out with the appetizers, and before long they were all gone. All the things you like about a caprese salad are here in miniature form, on a stick, and so easy to eat. Just slide each component to the end of the stick and pop it into your mouth!
In addition to being easy to eat they were extremely easy to make. Knowing that I would be making a large number of them I purchased my ingredients at BJ’s Club. Grape tomatoes, a package of fresh basil, and best of all a container of mozzarella balls in seasoned olive oil. So all I had to do was thread everything on the skewers and drizzle a little of the olive oil over the top.
Try these at your next get together for a quick and easy appetizer.
CAPRESE SALAD KEBABS
Makes 12 For a larger quantity, adjust amounts accordingly.
Here’s what you need:
- 12 wooden skewers
- 24 grape tomatoes
- 12 balls fresh mozzarella
- 24 fresh basil leaves
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
What you do:
To make each skewer, alternately place 2 tomatoes, 1 cheese ball and 2 basil leaves on each skewer. If mozzarella balls are large, cut in half, and basil leaves may be torn into smaller pieces if they are too large.
Arrange skewers on a serving tray. Whisk together the oil and vinegar, and drizzle over kebabs before serving.