Antipasto Caprese Skewers with Pesto

Antipasto Caprese Skewers with Pesto
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Antipasto Caprese Skewers
Jane Bruce
Antipasto Caprese Skewers

This bite-sized appetizer is the perfect start to a classic Italian meal. They're great for entertaining or bringing to a potluck. The ingredients are simple, and they come together with ease. Whether you're hosting a dinner for two or 20, these tiny treats will satisfy all tastes.

2
Servings
585
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the pesto

  • 12  medium basil leaves
  • medium cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Pinch of  kosher salt
  • 3  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil

For the skewers

  • small basket cherry tomatoes
  • bunch basil
  • 1/2  Pound  small mozzarella balls
  • 1/4  Cup  homemade pesto

Directions

For the pesto

In a mortar and pestle, pound the basil, garlic, nuts, and pinch of salt until thoroughly mashed. Mix in the olive oil until well combined.

Alternatively, pesto can also be made in a blender. Blend the basil, garlic, and pine nuts, then slowly add the oil. Blend on low to a smooth paste. Season with salt.

For the skewers

To assemble skewers, line up a tomato, basil leaf, and a mozzarella ball on a toothpick, with the basil in the middle. Continue until you run out of ingredients, arranging the skewers on a large plate.  When they've all been assembled, take your pesto and spoon about ½ teaspoon on each.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
46g
66%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
136mg
14%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
13g
52%
Folate, total
167µg
42%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
125mg
39%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
315mg
45%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
494mg
33%
Water
81g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Antipasto Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Antipasto Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

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