Monday, June 2, 2008

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Reduction

I absolutely love Caprese Salad. I've made it a million ways and incorporated it into a million dishes. I racked my brain to come up with a party pleaser, and I think I hit the nail on the head with these! They stood up perfectly, and were a nice little bite of deliciousness!

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Reduction

3 pints grape tomatoes
2 1 lb. containers fresh mozzarella balls
10 basil leaves, chiffonaded
1 c. balsamic vinegar
50 toothpicks

In a small saucepan, boil balsamic vinegar for 10 minutes, until reduced to a syrup. Cool, pour into a container.
Cut 25 tomatoes in half.
Place a tomato on the toothpick, followed by a mozzarella ball, then use half a tomato as a foot.
Place on a plate. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and sprinkle with basil confetti.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea of presenting them. I get so sick of a plain on caprese spread but this looks fabulous!

That Girl said...

I used caprese sticks in our lunches yesterday! It's the only way I can get my husband to eat tomatoes!