Mini Caprese Skewers
If you like a stronger cheese a mild goat cheese will work too.

Makes about 8 appetizer servings (usually around 4 each)

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
32 wooden toothpicks
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (good quality
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Thread 1 tomato half, 1 piece of cheese, and another tomato half onto each skewer. Place skewers in a shallow serving dish.

Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle oil mixture over skewers; sprinkle with basil and salt and pepper to

Per Serving: 106 Calories; 9g Fat (72.4% calories from fat); 4g Saturated Fat; 5g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 19mg Cholesterol; 150mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.

COOKS NOTE: You can get creative by mixing these up. Add a kalamata olive, use string cheese. Do it your way.

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