Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry
Total:
20 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
20 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 slices crusty French bread, each 1/2inch thick, cut into 24 cubes
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • 12 basil leaves 
  • 12 grape tomatoes, sliced in half 
  • 12 cigieline mozzarella balls, sliced in half
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Directions

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Special equipment: 24 small skewers or toothpicks

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss the bread cubes with 2 tablespoons of the oil, the Parmesan, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Bake until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

Slice the basil leaves in half lengthwise. To assemble skewers, thread with a bread cube, piece of basil leaf, tomato half and piece of cheese. Place the finished skewers on a platter. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

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