Caprese On a Stick

Tomatoes, basil and small bites of fresh mozzarella cheese marinated in a light lemon and herb vinaigrette.

Caprese On a Stick

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  • 1

    pt Grape Tomatoes

  • 24

    Small Basil Leaves

  • 1

    Container Ciliegine, small fresh mozzarella balls

  • Balsamic Vinegar

  • Marinade:

  • ¼

    cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Finely Grated Zest of 1 Lemon

  • Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1

    Tbsp Dried Thyme Leaves or Basil

  • 2

    Garlic Cloves, minced

  • Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste


In a large bowl, whisk olive oil with lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, garlic and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and ciliegine to bowl and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Skewer grape tomato, basil leaf and ciliegine ball onto toothpicks and place on a serving dish. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.


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