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Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato and Basil Skewers

Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato and Basil Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 bocconcini (small mozzarella balls), about 8 ounces
  • 1 pint mixed red and yellow cherry or pear tomatoes
  • 12 basil leaves, preferably large
  • 12 (6-inch) wooden skewers

Directions

Combine the garlic, salt, pepper flakes, and olive oil in a medium glass bowl. Cover and microwave on high until the garlic is golden, about 2 minutes. Cool. Add the bocconcini and refrigerate for at least 1 and up to 24 hours.

Thread a yellow cherry tomato onto a skewer, wrap a bocconcini in a basil leaf and add to the skewer, then finish with a red tomato. For a dramatic presentation, use both pear and cherry tomatoes. Halve the top cherry tomato and use it as a stand for the skewer.

Repeat with the remaining cheese and tomatoes. Save the oil for a dipping sauce and serve with a small bowl of kosher salt.

  • Total Time: 1 hr 22 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 2 min
  • Yield: 12 skewers
  • Level: easy

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