Bocconcini and Tomato Skewers
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
A creative variation on the classic caprese salad, this recipe combines tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil into an easy and delicious appetizer. Bocconcini are small nuggets of fresh mozzarella.
- 1 lb. red and yellow heirloom Toy Box or cherry tomatoes
- 1 lb. fresh bocconcini
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Wine PairingThis pairs well with juicy, medium-bodied red wines like the Josep Grau Vespres, Montsant from our Wine Club.
Directions:Thread 3 tomatoes, 3 bocconcini, and 3 basil leaves onto a bamboo skewer, alternating the ingredients. Repeat with remaining ingredients; you should have about 10 skewers.
Arrange the skewers on a large platter and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes on top and drizzle with the olive oil. Serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Friends, by Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm (Oxmoor House, 2008).