Store-bought balsamic vinaigrette is a speedy marinade for cucumber, cheese, olives and tomatoes.
slices (1/2 inch thick) English cucumber, cut crosswise in half
ounces Havarti cheese, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes (32 cubes)
cup balsamic vinaigrette
pitted Kalamata or ripe olives
red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes or yellow pear tomatoes
Mix cucumber, cheese and vinaigrette in shallow dish. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes to marinate.
Thread 1 cucumber piece or olive, 2 cheese cubes and 1 tomato on each of 16 small cock-tail skewers. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
You can use any firm cheese to substitute for the Havarti. Try Gouda, Cheddar, Colby or mozzarella.
The kabobs can be made up to 4 hours in advance. Place carefully in a plastic container and cover tightly for toting. Arrange for serving at your destination.
Garnish the outside of the platter of kabobs with rosemary sprigs to resemble a wreath.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Kabob
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.