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Caprese Salad Skewers

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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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

 

Directions

Special equipment:
24 small skewers or toothpicks
  1. 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.
  2. 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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