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Caprese Skewers

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.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2006

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 skewer)
  • Prep time:15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 58
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.0g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 157mg
  • Calories from fat: 57%
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Calcium: 91mg
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