January 24, 2011

Delectable Tuesday Blog Hop 1/25 - Tomato Basil Skewers

I don't know what it's been like where you are, but here the weather has been arctic like. We've had negative temps overnight and single digits during the day. Today was the first day in a week that it was near normal temperatures.

These cold days have put me in the mood for summer food. I am currently dreaming of potato salad, lemonade, grilled steaks and strawberry shortcake. Oh summer where are you?

Since I am in a summery mood, I am going to share with you a very yummy summer appetizer. It's especially good with tomato and basil right from the garden.

Tomato Basil Skewers

20 grape or cherry tomatoes
20 fresh basil leaves
20 small balls fresh mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar dressing
salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, marinate the mozzarella cheese in the dressing for at least 2 hours.

Using a toothpick, spear a tomato, a basil leaf and a mozzarella ball. Repeat until 20 toothpicks are filled. Place on a serving plate and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

For more great recipes visit Hearth and Soul, Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, What's Cooking Wednesday and Tuesdays at the Table.

Home Sweet Farm


  1. Umm those do look good! It has been cold here in NC and they are calling for snow again. I am cooking up warm foods this week but those skewers sure look good :) Have a great week!

  2. Those cherry tomatoes look really good, a little piece of summer. Thanks for hosting!


  3. i thought i was the only one craving food unfit for this weather! these skewers looks absolutely delectable. i kind of wish i could reach into my screen and pull one out! my own caprese salad on a stick! ;)

    came from the tasty tuesday blog hop and am your newest follower! stop by my blog if you get the chance!


  4. I'm so ready for summer and those look amazing! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great Tuesday, Candace

  5. Wow...these look delicious! Love the idea of skewers...thanks for sharing!

  6. Those look amazing!! Oh how I love fresh basil. You add the cheese and tomato and I am so there!! Thanks and thanks for hosting!!

  7. I'm so ready for summer too! Your Tomato Basil skewers are beautiful, and really do look summery. I love the combination of tomato, basil and mozzarella - it's such a classic and so delicious! Thank you for hosting.

  8. Your skewers look a-mazing! I know I'd love those!

  9. In the summertime, this is my ABSOLUTE favorite thing to make with basil and tomatoes plucked right from the garden. Oh man...I'm feeling wistful and nostalgic! Yum. Thanks so much for sharing w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D

  10. Your recipe reminds me of summer. We make Caprese salad all the time.I never made it like skewers. I need to try it.

    I found your great recipe exchange at another blog. I hope you don't mind me stopping by and linking up. I linked up my Apricot Bread Pudding.

  11. These look divine! It reminds me of summer, too!

  12. I am so with you--summer where are you?!
    I love the idea of making these appetizer skewers. Perfect for a pre-summer party!

  13. Oh this makes me want my garden with fresh tomatoes and basil. This is definitely on my list to try!! I am a new follower and would love for you to follow me back at thefarmgirlrecipes.blogspot.com. Thanks!!

    The Farm Girl

  14. YUM! Tomato and Mozza are my favorite snack! Thank you for sharing this idea :)


  15. Those look amazing! My DH doesn't like raw tomato so when I make them, there's more for me:) I will have to make these soon..thanks for sharing!

    I came by from FTLOB.

  16. Hi there!
    Thanks for hosting this great Linky! I'm your newest follower! :)

  17. Hi! I just found your blog! I am sharing my super healthy recipe for Shrimp Salsa. It is great as a dip, but it's also good on top of a salad.
    Thanks for hosting!

  18. Hi Stephani! Those Caprese salad skewers look awesome! Cant wait to have a bunch this summer when I am up to my eyes in tomatoes! I am linking up an inspired kitchen makeover that made me fall in love with my kitchen all over again! All the best, Alex

  19. Hi Stephani,
    I just found your Delectable Tuesday while I was visiting Whats Cooking Wednesday. I brought you my Cookie Jar, hope you and your readers enjoy the cookies. I would like to invite you and your readers to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Hope to see you there. Thank you for hosting.

  20. These look great! A nice and healthy option! Thanks for sharing :)

  21. Yum yum yum! I'm wishing for summer to get here, too! I miss my tomato and basil plants! This looks delicious and wonderful, and as you said it would be a terrific appetizer.

    Soon the winter will end...! I hope!

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays!

  22. Yum! These look great! Thanks for linking up to What's Cooking Thursdays!


  23. Ok your tomato, basil skewers talked me into following your blog!
    Would be flattered if you would follow me :)



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