Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Easiest Appetizer: Caprese Skewers

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I was asked to bring some hors d'oevres to a party last weekend, and I was lucky to find some nice little colorful heirloom cherry tomatoes at the grocery store.
They were sweet as candy.

This is a take on Marie's tortellini skewers from months back, but this time I did not use tortellini, I stuck with a classic Caprese recipe.
Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.



This would be a perfect holiday appetizer, it's like a taste of summer in every bite!



If you don't have 6" wooden skewers (which can be hard to find), use the extra long ones found in the Asian section of most markets.



This time I used marinated bocconcini (means "little mouthfuls").
But you can use regular fresh mozzarella balls packed in water.



No rules in this house.



Thread each skewer with a cherry tomato, then a basil leaf folded in half, then a mozzarella ball.



Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the skewers before serving.

These are not only visually appealing, but so easy and delicious!



14 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love those little baby heirlooms. So adorable. What a pretty bocconcino.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great colors. Beautiful appetizer. I bet they were raved over.

Proud Italian Cook said...

This makes a great presentation Stace with all their different colors, and they taste sooo good!
Perfect appetizer any time of the year, they always look so nice on a table.

kat said...

Such a lovely fresh appetizer

Pam said...

I love the different colored heirloom tomatoes and marinated cheese...looks great Stacey.

Bob said...

That's wicked clever. And tasty, no doubt.

Karen said...

This makes for a pretty presentation with the colorful tomatoes!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Oooooooooooh! Look at all those pretty colors. I would easily gobble down a few of these. They're pretty guilt-free, too.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Your presentation is gorgeous - love that it is so easy to prepare and for guests to eat!

Dana said...

Gorgeous and delicious, I'm sure. My sister-in-law makes those for parties but I think I will try them with the marinated mozzarella for a little more flavor.

The Food Hunter said...

Great idea...I love all the colors.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

You made these look so cute. You were a lucky girl to find the colorful tiny heirlooms.What did you dip the cheese in? Looks like pepper and something red?

This must have gotten oohs and ahhs.
Sam

Culinary Cory said...

This is one of my favorite appetizers. I love you used the longer skewers for more visual interest.

Sarah said...

I totally made these for my birthday party last weekend. SO GOOD! And pretty and easy. Good call.