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.
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.
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.