Caprese Skewers

Salad on a stick? Why hasn't someone done this before?

By The Editors

This perfect little appetizer from Tiny Food Party! (Quirk) stakes the best elements of the classic Italian salad - juicy tomatoes, pungent basil, and soft mozzarella - on to cute mini-skewers. For the full effect, make sure family members dip the bite-sized wonders in the sweet balsamic sauce.

Tiny Food Party, Quirk

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For the balsamic glaze:
2/3 cup balsamic vinegar*
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

For the salad:
24 heirloom cherry tomatoes
8 small mozzarella balls
3 sprigs basil
24 cocktail picks

*Use a smooth, good-quality balsamic, such as Maletti or Fini

1. For the glaze, place vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir and simmer for about 45 minutes, until the mixture reduces by half and thickens slightly. Let cool. (Tip: The glaze will continue to thicken as it cools.)

2. Using a sharp knife, cut tomatoes in half and mozzarella balls in thirds. Sandwich a slice of mozzarella balls in thirds. Sandwich a slice of mozzarella and a basil leaf between each tomato half. Skewer with a cocktail pick. Drizzle with glaze, and serve.

The balsamic glaze can be made a day or two ahead, but the skewers care best assembled shortly before serving; otherwise, the basil leaves may brown. Put your party guests to work putting them together!

Makes 24

Excerpted from Tiny Food Party! © 2012 by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park. Reprinted with permission from Quirk Books. Photos courtesy of Teri Lyn Fisher.


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