caprese skewers

annenayne
Bento-ing from: › California › USA
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These made an appearance in my bento pictured here.

grape or cherry tomatoes
fresh mozzarella sliced about 1/4" thick and cut to the same diameter as your tomatoes (I used stainless steel sakura shaped vegetable cutters {note: I only linked to kaboodle because it came up in a google image search})
fresh basil
skewers (toothpicks work fine)

Cut tomatoes in half. Make a sandwich of all three ingredients! If you can use a part of the basil where two leaves grow opposite each other, they look like tiny space ships.

Variation: I used these as an appetizer at Thanksgiving, but in addition to using fresh basil leaves, I hollowed out one half of the tomatoes and spooned in some home made walnut pesto, which I got from Heidi Swanson in an article in Food and Wine.

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mosaica
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Re: caprese skewers

These looked so great --thanks for sharing the recipe! I like the pesto-stuffing idea too. Gotta get me some mozzarella next time I shop.

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annenayne
Bento-ing from: › California › USA
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Re: caprese skewers

Thanks for your comment on my picture, that's why I shared it here!

Courtney
Bento-ing from: London › UK
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Re: caprese skewers

Ooo! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing that idea. Must try those soon. :)

LadyMurasaki
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Re: caprese skewers

Stuffing the tomatoes with pesto sounds like a great twist on the classic caprese.

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