Caprese Salad Skewers

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How was your Thanksgiving?  I know, you’re over it, right?  That was so last week.  Well, I’ve been completely swamped, and sick, and am finally starting to catch up with y’all.  So, I hope it was wonderful, and full of family drama, arguing over the Macy’s parade vs the football game, and of course a food-induced coma.   Or, maybe you skipped all of the nonsense to hit the stores!  I mean, it’s only a matter of time before our Thanksgiving day will be completely replaced by Brown Thursday, or whatever ridiculous name they come up with.  You know what I’m thankful for?  Amazon prime.  

So, since you are finally done with your left-overs, and desperately need to reboot your insides, I recommend this little treat:  caprese salad skewers.  They are fun, incredibly flavorful, colorful, and oh so healthy.  The secret to a great taste with these is to create a balsamic vinegar reduction, instead of just using the vinegar right from the bottle:  it concentrates the flavor, and removes some of the acidity (that’s probably wrong, but let’s go with that).  It only takes a few minutes, and you won’t feel guilty for eating them all. Enjoy!

 

Materials:

  • small pot or pan
  • cutting board with knife
  • toothpick

Ingredients:

  • balsamic vinegar
  • cherry tomatoes
  • fresh basil leaves
  • fresh small mozzarella balls

Directions:

  1. Heat balsamic vinegar in a pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Continue to cook until vinegar reduces at least half in size.FullSizeRender
  3. Meanwhile, slice tomatoes and mozzarella in half.  FullSizeRender
  4. Arrange tomatoes, cheese, and basil leaves on a toothpick as desired.  FullSizeRender
  5. Allow the reduced balsamic vinegar to cool a bit, then drizzle onto the skewers.
  6. Enjoy!IMG_6048

 

Caprese Salad Skewers

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 10 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

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  • small pot or pan
  • cutting board with knife
  • toothpick

Ingredients:

  • balsamic vinegar
  • cherry tomatoes
  • fresh basil leaves
  • fresh small mozzarella balls

Directions:

  1. Heat balsamic vinegar in a pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Continue to cook until vinegar reduces at least half in size.
  3. Meanwhile, slice tomatoes and mozzarella in half.
  4. Arrange tomatoes, cheese, and basil leaves on a toothpick as desired.
  5. Allow the reduced balsamic vinegar to cool a bit, then drizzle onto the skewers.
  6. Enjoy!

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