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Fresh Tomato-Basil Caprese Kabobs

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Fresh Tomato-Basil Caprese Kabobs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 34
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Fancy Italian skewers will earn raves at any gathering. Assemble them in only 30 minutes!
Updated Jun 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

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Virtually any skewer-able vegetable will work in this recipe. Try red, green or yellow bell pepper pieces or fresh pea pods.
  • tip 2
    Thread the vegetables and cheese between large leaves of fresh basil for different look.

Nutrition

60 Calories, 4 1/2g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 2g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Kabob
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
40
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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