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Mini Caprese Appetizer

Jami Nolen

July 19, 2009

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 10 to 14 fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, cut into thirds*
  • 32 (4-inch) wooden skewers**
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

 

*1 (8-oz.) package fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.

**Wooden picks may be substituted.

 

Preparation

  1. Thread 1 tomato half, 1 piece of cheese, and another tomato half onto each skewer. Place skewers in a shallow serving dish.
  2. Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle oil mixture over skewers; sprinkle with basil and salt and pepper to taste.

 

Nutritional Information (Yield: 8 slices; Serving=1 slice)

Calories: 147

Protein: 7.0 g

Carbohydrates: 17

Sodium: 322 mg, 15% Daily Value (DV)

Fiber: 1.4 g

Calcium: 76 mg, 8% DV

Vitamin C: 48% DV

 

 

Funded in part by USDA SNAP.

Running out of money for food? Contact your local food stamp office or go online to http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp/. For more information, call MU Extension's Show-Me Nutrition line at 1-888-515-0016.

 


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