Insalata Caprese is a simply prepared Italian salad made from vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and olive oil. We've taken similar ingredients and threaded them onto wooden skewers to create these bursting-with-flavor handheld appetizers.
30 grape or cherry tomatoes
30 fresh basil leaves
4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 30 (1/2-inch) cubes
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Thread tomatoes, basil leaves, and mozzarella cheese cubes alternately onto 10 (6-inch) wooden skewers. Place skewers on a serving platter.
Combine vinegar and oil in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Drizzle vinegar mixture evenly over skewers, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve.
I like it! It looks great on the table and tastes just as good. I added a little sugar to the dressing to tone down the balalmic vineger just a tad. I also put some dried parsley into the dressing to dress it up a bit and so it would stick to the scewers like it does in the picture.