For a quick visit with some longtime friends who always pull out amazing food spreads, I wanted to bring something nice but didn’t have a lot of time to cook something up. Queue up the easiest appetizer ever: caprese kabobs. These little handhelds involve almost zero cooking and are a puchase-and-assemble dream. Plus they look pretty nice and taste divine.
I did put in a tiny bit of effort by reducing some balasamic vinegar for the drizzle. But again, that’s another super easy task and is so worth the small amount of effort, in my opinion.
My friends ended up making salmon with feta and herbs, some edamame and chickpea salad, broccoli with ghee, and fresh cherries and blueberries among other tasties, so this little app blended perfectly with the summery stuff. It was delish. I snapped a little shot on Snapchat, too:
Feel free to find me on Snapchat (username enidqcoleslaw), unless you’re opposed to lots o’ food photos. But let’s be honest, if you’re reading a recipe post, you’re probably on my food-loving team of gluttons.
Here’s how it’s assembled:
- 1 dozen cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 dozen Ciliegine mozzarella balls
- 5-10 leaves of fresh basil
- A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup of reduced balsamic vinegar (or regular-style, if you prefer)
- A dash of sea salt and black pepper
- Skewers of some kind (I used bamboo skewers like these)
- Reduce your balsamic vinegar as you like, directions here
- Layer the tomatoes, mozzarella, and torn pieces of basil in any configuration you like on your skewers.
- Assemble your skewers on a serving dish and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- When it's serving time, drizzle on a little bit of extra virgin olive oil.
- Sprinkle on your salt and pepper on top.
- Drizzle on as much balsamic as you like (I love tons)