An easy to make ahead appetizer that is always a hit, with sweet tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and homemade basil pesto vinaigrette. You will need 6″ bamboo skewers or cut longer ones down to size. This recipe scales up easily to feed more friends and family. Start by making homemade pesto. Find the recipe here.
16cherry or large grapeseed tomatoesmulti-colored looks great
8ouncesmini mozzarella ballsAKA ciliegine
1bunch of basilso you can choose the best leaves
3tablespoonshomemade basil pestorecipe link below
1 1/2tablespoonsolive oil
1 1/2tablespoonslemon juice
166" bamboo skewerscut longer ones down to size
Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise for 32 halves. Cut the mozzarella balls in half crosswise for 16 pieces.
Build skewers starting with a tomato half, then basil leaf (leaves), then half a cheese ball, then leaves, the a tomato half.
Whisk together the basil pesto, oil and lemon juice. If you need to thin it further, add a little more of both.
Place the skewers on a platter and serve drizzled with the vinaigrette