Caprese Skewers With Pesto

Caprese Skewers With Pesto
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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.
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Total time: 20 minutes
  • 12 medium basil leaves
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small basket cherry tomatoes (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1/2 pound small mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup homemade pesto
  1. With a mortar and pestle, pound 12 basil leaves, 3 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons pine nuts, and a pinch of salt until thoroughly mashed.
  2. Mix in 3 tablespoons olive oil until well combined.
  3. Other Method: 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.
  4. To assemble skewers, line up a cherry tomato, basil leaf, and a mozzarella ball on a toothpick, with the basil in the middle.
  5. Continue until you run out of ingredients, arranging the skewers on a large plate.
  6. When they've all been assembled, take your pesto and spoon about ½ teaspoon on each skewer.