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Antipasto Caprese Skewers with Pesto

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.

Ready in
20 m
2
Servings
922
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the pesto

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

For the skewers

  • 1 small basket cherry tomatoes
  • 1 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
Servings2
Calories Per Serving922
Total Fat86g100%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated24g100%
Cholesterol100mg33%
Protein34g67%
Carbs10g3%
Vitamin A509µg57%
Vitamin B123µg44%
Vitamin B60.3mg14.9%
Vitamin C22mg36%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E9mg46%
Vitamin K476µg100%
Calcium842mg84%
Fiber3g10%
Folate (food)88µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)88µg22%
Iron5mg29%
Magnesium137mg34%
Monounsaturated44gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg9%
Phosphorus617mg88%
Polyunsaturated12gN/A
Potassium547mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0.5mg28.1%
Sodium1371mg57%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.6%
Zinc6mg38%