Mediterranean Skewers with Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates
Check out Mediterranean Skewers with Bloody Mary Vinaigrette for a hassle-free appetizer. Just thread together store-bought cheese, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives on skewers and serve with the homemade vinaigrette.
Makes 32 servings (serving size: 1 skewer and 1 1/2 teaspoons vinaigrette)


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1/2 cup tomato juice
2 tablespoons premium vodka
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 celery hearts, finely diced (about 3 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Bocconcini, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives, such as Gaea Pitted Kalamata Olives (about 32 each)
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire, hot sauce, horseradish, oil, celery, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. Onto each skewer, thread a bocconcini ball, tomato, artichoke, and olive; serve with vinaigrette.

Created date

November 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 157
Fat 12.6 g
Satfat 6.2 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 165 mg
Calcium 2 mg