Antipasto Caprese Skewers with Pesto

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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
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
86g
100%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
24g
100%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Protein
34g
67%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
509µg
57%
Vitamin B12
3µg
44%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.9%
Vitamin C
22mg
36%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
9mg
46%
Vitamin K
476µg
100%
Calcium
842mg
84%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
88µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
88µg
22%
Iron
5mg
29%
Magnesium
137mg
34%
Monounsaturated
44g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
617mg
88%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
547mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
28.1%
Sodium
1371mg
57%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.6%
Zinc
6mg
38%

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