Healthy Eating: Caprese skewers
July 4, 2015
1 container cherry tomatoes
1 container cherry-size Mozzarella Balls*
1-2 bunches fresh basil leaves
¼ cup balsamic glaze
About 5 slices bread (any kind)*
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1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pack party skewers
Cut bread into ¼" x ¼" cubes, and toast in the oven at 350 degrees until golden brown. (Optional: toss with ¼ ounce extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt before toasting). Wash tomatoes and basil gently in cold water. To assemble, skewer a tomato, mozzarella, a bread cube and a leaf of basil. Repeat as many times as needed for desired portion. Arrange skewers on a serving platter and sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired. Finish by drizzling the balsamic glaze over skewers.
*For a vegan, lactose-free version, substitute firm tofu for the fresh mozzarella.
To make glaze, simmer to reduce ½ cup balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of sugar until thick.
*Feel free to substitute a gluten-free bread; the rest of the recipe is gluten-free.
Adapted from Colorado State University- Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center
Nutrition information/amount per serving::
Total Fat 6.5g
Total Carbohydrates 6.8g
Dietary Fiber 0.8g