Antipasto Kabobs

Build playful towers of bite-size cheese, olives, and tomatoes, all marinated in a quick balsamic vinaigrette.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
clove garlic, chopped
1/2
cup balsamic vinegar
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
20
cubes (1/2 inch each) mozzarella cheese (about 3 oz)
10
cherry or grape tomatoes, each cut in half
20
small pitted ripe olives
Basil leaves, if desired

  • 1 In medium nonmetal bowl or resealable food storage plastic bag, mix sugar, salt, garlic, vinegar, oil and mustard. Add cheese, tomatoes and olives. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to marinate.
  • 2 With slotted spoon or tongs, remove cheese, tomatoes and olives from marinade. On each of 20 decorative toothpicks or bamboo skewers, alternate cheese, tomatoes, olives and basil. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

For an extra festive look, add 1 or 2 small basil leaves to each kabob. Then, decorate the platter with additional basil leaves.

In a hurry? Just spoon the cheese, tomatoes and olives into a pretty bowl and serve with cocktail forks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.