Thursday, May 19, 2011

Caprese Kebabs

Jessica and I both have a love affair with Caprese Salad when tomatoes are in season. When Jessica mentioned that she wanted to make it for her daughter's birthday party I suggested making Caprese Kebabs after seeing the idea in a Publix magazine (Family Style or Greenwise). She didn't look up the recipe, but just made them how she saw them in her head (and how I imagined they are made, too) and they were the most delicious little appetizers that I have ever put in my mouth. I made some tonight for dinner (yes, dinner) and thought it was worth sharing. We both made them very slightly different, and I am not really sure how they were intentended to be made when I saw their photo in the magazine- but our recipe is just right. Make them for your next party or eat half of the plate for dinner like me. Either way, enjoy!

Caprese Kebabs

Ingredients :

[amounts depend on how much you intend to make]

*Grape Tomatoes (Jessica used Campari tomatoes, chopped)
*Fresh Basil Leaves
*Fresh Mozzarella (the kind you get in a ball)
*Balsamic Vinegar (Jessica used Balsamic Glaze- you can skip a step by using the glaze)


This is an awesomely simple recipe. Just pour some balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pot over medium-low heat. [Skip this step if you bought the glaze] Let it simmer and reduce while occasionally stirring until it is the thickness of a syrup; let cool. Meanwhile, "kebab" your toothpicks with a tomato, a basil leaf and a cut peice of mozzarella. When the balsamic reduction is cooled, place your bobs on a plate and use a spoon to drizzle the sauce all over. Finally, pop in your mouth, remove toothpick, and rejoice. MmmmmmMMMmmmMmM

Mangi, mangi!

~Rosy Bows~
Sarah and Jessica


  1. sounds delish!!! You can even get the marinated or plain mini mozzarella balls in many cheese/deli areas, those would be even more convenient!!!

  2. Oh yeah, great idea! Even more flavor too. :D Thanks!