The voices in my head debated long and hard about what to bring to a recent potluck gathering. A little birdie told me there would be the usual variety of dips, chips and sweets. Plus, there would be a few people who prefer the veggie side of life. I thought it would be nice to change things up a bit and bring something that would be lighter than the usual potluck fare.
This recipe might be a little out of season as other hearty flavors are currently dominating the food world right now. But the bold colors of the Italian flag were so tempting; I just couldn’t pass this one up. I would say finding myself leaving with an empty bamboo platter means they were a real crowd pleaser.
2 pints cherry tomatoes
1 – 1 ½ lbs fresh mozzarella, small balls
25 – 30 leaves fresh basil
3 inch wooden skewers
salt and pepper
favorite dried herbs (I used dried Italian seasoning)
Skewer two cherry tomatoes, one mozzarella ball and fresh basil leaves in an alternating pattern. Repeat until the tomatoes and mozzarella are gone. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and your favorite herbs. Makes roughly 35 – 40 skewers.