The Fast and Furious: Caprese Salad to Go

Fasten your seatbelts, this is the fastest recipe in history.  If you ever wonder if there was a healthy  appetizer that will take no time in making and could single handed change the course of a cocktail party; wonder no more.  My favorite go-to-domestic0-maven Joannie Coles shared with me this recipe which turns out to be a favorite anywhere it goes.  I believe she got it from Rachel Ray, originally called "Caprese Antipasticks" and who wouldn't  love that name or  the bundle of smile Rachel Ray is.   In Joannie's own words, this isn't so much a recipe as it is an assembly instruction.  Enjoy. This is what you need

  • 1 package 8-inch bamboo skewers
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 (1 pound) tubs bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella), drained
  • 24 leaves fresh basil
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper

This is what you do

For caprese sticks, skewer tomatoes and bocconcini bites, placing basil leaves between them. Drizzle these sticks with extra-virgin oil and season with salt and pepper, to your taste.

Posted on December 9, 2011 and filed under cooking.