Caprese salad skewers. Perfect for holiday parties.

Jessi
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until well coated. Skewer one tomato and one piece of mozzarella cheese on each toothpick.

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Nutrition Facts

103.8 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; fat 7.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 18.1mg 6% DV; sodium 178.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Delicious! I bought boconccini (little fresh mozzarella balls) and I marinated them for 2 days in garlic powder, dried basil and oregano and salt and pepper. I then halved them and assembled them with one tomato a strip of fresh basil folded in half, sandwiched between the cheese and tomato. Soooo good and they were all eaten in a matter of minutes and there were only 5 of us eating! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2015
Super fast and easy to make for a large party. But flavor-wise just O.K. It needs the extra flavor you can only get with a plated caprese salad with balsamic vinegar (which doesn't adhere to the mozzarella balls). Read More
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  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
Delicious! I bought boconccini (little fresh mozzarella balls) and I marinated them for 2 days in garlic powder, dried basil and oregano and salt and pepper. I then halved them and assembled them with one tomato a strip of fresh basil folded in half, sandwiched between the cheese and tomato. Soooo good and they were all eaten in a matter of minutes and there were only 5 of us eating! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
I haven't made this exact recipe but one similar. I find it's easier to eat if you halve the grape tomatoes and put the cubed cheese with the half piece. I also marinate the mixture for a few hours in the olive oil and add some dried herbs for extra flavor. Also add a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper flakes for color - doesn't really make it that spicy. I rub the flakes in the palms of my hands to crush a little more and release the flavors too. Be sure to buy the best mozzarella cheese you can find. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
I made these on Christmas Eve and they were a huge hit! I changed the recipe to flavor it up a bit: add extra basil (i actually used frozen!), a tiny bit of garlic powder and red pepper flakes. I marinated this for about 30 minutes. I also recommend using small balls of mozzarella, halving them and then skewering with a whole grape tomato. Love this recipe... it is SO easy! I will definitely be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2009
This is one of my favorite things to eat but I had a little balsamic vinegar to the mixture. Gives it just the right amount of kick! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
This was very good! I skewered half a grape tomato, a piece of fresh mozzarella cheese, a piece of basil and then the second half of the tomato. Then I drizzled the oil, salt, papper and some basalmic vinegar over the skewers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
I buy the mozzarella balls that are in a herbed oil in the specialty cheese case of my grocery store. Make the skewers & pour the oil over them. Then I drizzle some balsamic vinagrette salad dressing over them. They fly off the table! So easy to make & take. Everyone asks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2009
My sister-in-law made these for Christmas. Instead of chopping the basil she threaded a leaf between the cheese and tomato. She also used halved baby boconccini which is softer than regular mozzarella. It tasted like summer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2010
These have been the highlight of my summer! I've taken them to parties and love them the next day for lunch or with a sandwich or salad. Tip for buying ingred: 25 grape tomatoes (Santa Sweets) per container 45 sm mozzarella balls per container party picks come 50/pk. I skewer tomatoe basil/basil paste or no basil if without & mozz. I have marinated everything overnight & skewered or skewered with no seasoning to transport and take a small container of seasoning and drizzle over the plate before serving. Drizzle Mediterrean dipping oil & you don't need anything else to season except maybe salt & cracked pepper or garlic if that's to your taste. Once skewered they will stand up on a plate in a 3" deep plastic container with a lid for taking or keeping in the fridge. If you love the classic caprese or "tomatoe salad" at your favorite restaurant you're going to be so happy to have found this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Yummy and easy! I marinated everything for a few hours before skewering. I would have added balsamic vinagrette but a person at the party is allergic to it. Instead I found a squeeze bottle of balsamic vinagrette glaze at the store and used it as a dip. Big hit! I realize I could have made the reduction myself but time was of the essence and I did not want my other food to smell like vinegar! Anyway wonderful finger food for a party! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2015
Super fast and easy to make for a large party. But flavor-wise just O.K. It needs the extra flavor you can only get with a plated caprese salad with balsamic vinegar (which doesn't adhere to the mozzarella balls). Read More
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