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Caprese Skewers Recipe for the Holidays

To go with those cute little picks we taught yesterday, here is a caprese skewer recipe. They will look gorgeous on your holiday table and be tasty too!

INGREDIENTS

1 pint cherry tomatoes, red or yellow
1 bunch basil leaves (about 18-30 leaves, the big ones can be cut in half)
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
2-3 dozen appetizer skewers

DIRECTIONS

Slice the cherry tomatoes in half so you end up with two half-basketball pieces. Slice the mozzarella into bite-sized chunks. Slide a piece of mozzarella onto the skewer. Fold a basil leaf in half or thirds and nestle it up next to the mozzarella (large leaves can be cut into halves or even thirds). Slide a tomato onto the bottom of the skewer, cut side down. Move the mozzarella and basil down to meet the tomato if needed. You want the flat side of the tomato to be right at the end of the skewer so it stands up straight.
Place all the finished skewers on a plate or tray. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar and transfer to a platter to serve.

 


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