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
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.