Thursday, August 23, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Capresse Salad on a Stick!

This seriously could be the easiest salad/appetizer you've ever made.  I think it took me 10 minutes to thread 10 skewers for a neighborhood party in late June.

If you love summer tomatoes and fresh basil, this is the dish for you.  Perfect for a quick side dish, picnic, potluck or cocktail party!


Caprese Salad on a Stick

Serving: 10
2 pints cherry tomatoes (find the biggest ones)
1 container fresh mozzarella balls
1 package basil leaves (better if from your garden)
balsamic vinegar (I used Ken's creamy balsamic salad dressing)
salt and pepper
large toothpicks or bamboo skewers

Start with one cherry tomato, a basil leave (or half a leaf if it is large), and a mozzarella ball on each toothpick.  If using a larger skewer, then repeat the process.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar (dressing) and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Recipe courtesy of many many blogs on the web.  I can't remember where I saw this first, but it's been around for a few years now.
Picture courtesy of moi; taken June 27, 2012