Fresh Tomato-Basil Caprese Kabobs

Fancy Italian skewers will earn raves at any gathering. Assemble them in only 30 minutes!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 34

Ingredients

1/4
cup extra-virgin olive oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2/3
cup coarsely chopped fresh basil or lemon basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1
pint red cherry tomatoes
1
pint yellow cherry tomatoes
2
medium zucchini or yellow squash, cubed
1
lb fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
34
(6-inch) bamboo skewers
Fresh basil leaves, if desired
  • 1 In large bowl, mix oil, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper, using wire whisk. Add tomatoes, zucchini and cheese. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Drain vegetables, reserving olive oil mixture. Thread skewers alternately with tomatoes, zucchini and cheese; top with basil leaf. Serve kabobs with reserved olive oil mixture.

Expert Tips

Virtually any skewer-able vegetable will work in this recipe. Try red, green or yellow bell pepper pieces or fresh pea pods.

Thread the vegetables and cheese between large leaves of fresh basil for different look.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Kabob
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.