Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Caprese Salad on a Stick

For our cook out at work, I also had to make a side dish and really wanted to make Caprese salad because I love it so much. But its kind of hard to pile on a plate with all of the other cook out side dishes. So I decided to put it on a stick, then it was portion controlled and everyone could have one. These pictures are from before I put the dressing on. They went over very well. I think they would be a great addition to any picnic or family gathering and can be made in advance just put them in the fridge after assembling them. Summer is almost over and that makes me sad, so I will be trying to pack in a few more summer recipes.

Caprese Salad on a Stick

30 cherry tomatoes
15 small boconccini or 8 medium size boconccini halved
15 basil leaves
15 bamboo skewers

Dressing -
1/3 cup of olive oil
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Skewer in this order: Tomato, Basil leaf, Boconccini, Tomato. Once you have made all 15 skewers arrange them on your serving plate. Combine all of the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the skewers. You will have left over dressing.

13 comments:

  1. I love this and I have done something similar. To me the stick thing is something people love.

    Check my site in the salad section, thanks for the great post.

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  2. this is my favorite salad during the hot summer months. and those photos are lovely :)

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  3. Katie, that is a fabulous idea. It looks beautiful and neat, not to mention delicious and fresh!

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  4. Great idea and what a perfect appetizer. Great presentation

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  5. Love idea! super easy and elegant.

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  6. What is it about something on a stick that makes it so much more fun and attractive? Maybe it's just fun to say...

    I'll file this idea away for next summer!

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  7. This are just so darn cute! I love this idea! Food on a stick is really becoming popular!

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  8. We have a similar recipe called Mozzarella Skewers...I like your name better! :)

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  9. How simple and yet so appealing. Lovely photo!

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  10. Noble - Ooh yours looks good with pesto yum.
    Megan - its my favorite salad during the summer too.
    Barbara - Thanks.
    Patricia - Thanks, they did turn out to be pretty.
    Cathy - Thanks, they worked out well.
    Steamy - Thanks, I have a feeling I will use them again.
    Librariane - I know its just more fun to eat something off of a stick.
    Jeanine - Thanks.
    Clumbsy - It is becoming popular and I love to eat food off of sticks so that is fine by me.
    Hillary - It's all in the naming, just makes it sound so fancy.
    Dibs - Thanks, I couldn't eat just one.

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  11. This were really good but hard for me to display on a plate for a lot of guests but they were simple and tasty. thanks, Bren

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