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Perfect Baked Potato

Perfect Baked Potato

There are some recipes that I feel like EVERYONE needs to know and this is one of those recipes!!! A classic baked potato….it should be simple, right?!? A quick internet search for “baked potato” will show you there are apparently about a gazillion ways to […]

Creamy Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Creamy Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

My husband LOVES himself a good classic macaroni salad! Mayo, onion, celery, tuna….there in lies our problem. I hate the smell of tuna! I can eat it if it’s mixed in, but I really don’t like to be around just straight up tuna if I […]

Colorful Caprese Salad Kebabs

Colorful Caprese Salad Kebabs

This recipe is EVERYTHING!!! It’s 5 ingredients, it’s no bake, it’s simple, it’s easy to whip up, it can be made ahead of time, it’s impressive, it’s a crowd pleasing favorite, and it’s so versatile! You can bring it on a summer picnic in the park, serve at your fourth of july party, or even just pack it in your lunchbox for a healthy snack on the go! Caprese salads are so delicious to begin with…the ripeness and juiciness of the tomatoes, the texture and flavor of the mozzarella, and the way the fresh basil perfectly blends it all together…Mmm!! I love them. I really could eat these any place, any time. Like seriously!! Turning them into kebabs just makes it even more fun to eat!  So I’m going to dedicate this one to all of the kitchen newbies out there. I promise, you cannot mess this one up. Next time you are asked to bring a dish to a party, don’t run to the store and buy the pre made whatever you planned on bringing. Make this one instead! It’s a surefire way to really wow the crowd!! Oh and…just be sure to make enough….these will go fast!!

Here’s all you’ll need: Cherry or grape tomatoes, marinated mozzarella, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and shish kebab skewers. (The tomatoes and mozzarella pictured are enough to make a double batch. The recipe is for a single batch. )

Rinse tomatoes and basil. Is there anything that’s better than fresh tomatoes in the summer?!? I mean besides THIS recipe!

Thread a tomato onto the skewer. Then add the basil, and the mozzarella. Try not to eat all the cheese as you’re assembling! (talking to myself obviously!!) Some of the basil leaves were gigantic so I cut them in half, but it’s all personal preference.


Now do it again. Keep repeating the pattern until you run out of room on the skewer. See! I told you this was an easy one!!


They look beautiful already but we’re going to take it up a notch and add a light dressing! This dish is so colorful! (and flavorful too! Just wait til you try it!)

Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar to a small container with a lid.


Shake it up to combine!


Drizzle over kebabs and serve! Really that’s it! If I don’t plan on serving them right away, I toss them in the refrigerator and add the dressing right before serving. Really wishing I hadn’t eaten the rest of the cheese right now so I could make some more!!!

Colorful Caprese Salad Kebabs

June 28, 2017
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Ingredients
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 12 oz marinated mozzarella balls
  • 20 basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • wood skewers
Directions
  • Step 1 Rinse tomatoes and basil.
  • Step 2 Thread a tomato on the skewer. Follow with basil and then mozzarella.Repeat pattern until skewer is full.
  • Step 3 Combine oil and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle over kebabs and serve.
  • Step 4 Make another batch because you’ll want more!

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