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Fresh Tomato-Basil Caprese Kabobs

fresh tomato-basil caprese kabobs Appetizer Italian
Fresh Tomato-Basil Caprese Kabobs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 34

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

Updated June 13, 2010

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

Steps

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  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Kabob
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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