caprese salad on a stick…

so many flavors in one bite!

caprese salad on a stick…
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Recipe type: appetizer
Author: elena
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 24
the perfect appetizer for any occasion…drizzle with a good balsamic vinaigrette, if desired, and watch the mini capreses disappear!
Ingredients
  • 24 small fresh mozzarella balls in water (generally 1 container)
  • 24 ripe/firm cherry tomatoes (variety of colors preferable)
  • 48 small basil leaves stemmed (or 24 large leaves cut in half)
  • 48 wooden toothpicks
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette to drizzle over when serving
  • note: i make a simple vinaigrette to drizzle over as follows,
  • 1 tablespoon baker & olive traditional dark balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. cut the mozzarella balls in half with a sharp knife
  2. cut the cherry tomatoes in half with a sharp knife
  3. gently take one tomato half and lace onto toothpick (cut side facing in)
  4. skewer a basil leaf onto toothpick
  5. finish with a half ball of fresh mozzarella (cut side facing in)
  6. to make the balsamic vinaigrette put vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small jar
  7. shake to mix and add EVOO very slowly, shake again to emulsify
  8. drizzle the skewers with balsamic vinaigrette JUST before serving…
  9. enjoy!

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