Serve these mini tomato and mozzarella skewers in individual glasses as an appetizer at a seated dinner party, or arrange on a platter for your buffet. Fresh mozzarella bites, tomatoes, basil, and balsomic join forces for a summery, adorable appetizers that will have your guests swooning. Kids love the presentation, and the skewers allow for easy, mess-free eating. Caprese is always a party showstopper, and these cute mini-skewer ideas are no exception.

Marci Parham, Birmingham, Alabama
Recipe by Southern Living May 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Thread 1 tomato half, 1 piece of cheese, and another tomato half onto each skewer. Place skewers in a shallow serving dish.

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  • Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle oil mixture over skewers; sprinkle with basil and salt and pepper to taste.

  • *1 (8-oz.) package fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.

  • **Wooden picks may be substituted.

Chef's Notes

Grape tomatoes vary in size from week to week at the grocery store; some pints we found had only 24 while others had more than 40. Good news, you should still have enough mozzarella balls because they are generally sold in 8-oz. containers that have more than enough.