Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do, and with the gorgeous summer weather, we have been dining al fresco a lot! One of the biggest things when it comes to entertaining is feeding guests as soon as possible. I love to have a few appetizers out, so that when everyone arrives, the party has already started. I mean, if you are anything like me, then you take too long to get ready, and by the time you get to someone’s house you are starving. Plus, it drives me crazy when I get to someone’s house for a party, and they don’t have any food out. Am I the only one who feels that way?
Anyway! Appetizers! After I made my marinated mozzarella, I thought they were too cute not add into a fun recipe. They are great on their own, but when I think of mozzarella, I think of caprese. I love the foundation flavors of caprese, but I am always looking for new ways to mix them up a bit to make them more exciting. Enter Caprese Skewers with Marinated Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Prosciutto, and Lemony Basil Pesto! It is a great summery appetizer to make when tomatoes are in season, but you could really make these all year long.
How to make perfect Caprese Skewers with Marinated Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Prosciutto, and Lemony Basil Pesto:
*I found out the hard way that you shouldn’t use tomatoes that are too large! It makes it difficult to eat! So, if you can, find some cherry tomatoes. If you can only find larger tomatoes, try cutting them in half.
*Fold up the prosciutto so that is isn’t use one thin slice on the skewer.
*Make the pesto easier to drizzle by mixing it with some olive oil. Leave some on the side with a spoon in case people want to use more…which they will!
*Use my recipe for Lemony Basil Pesto.…it is to die for!
- 8oz marinated mozzarella; recipe on www.fromscratchwithmaria.com
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 4oz prosciutto
- Lemony Basil Pesto to drizzle over, plus extra olive oil to help make the pesto easier to drizzle; recipe on www.fromscratchwithmaria.com
- *Simply place all of the ingredients onto a small skewer
- *It helps to take small amounts of the prosciutto and fold it up so that it is easier to place on the skewer
- *Place about a ¼ cup of the pesto into a small bowl, and mix with enough olive oil that is makes the pesto easier to drizzle.
- *Drizzle the pesto lightly over the skewers
- *Place the pesto on the side of the platter with a spoon in case guests would like more pesto on their skewer