Mozzarella tomato olive cocktail skewers


  1. 4 oz fresh mozzarella (small balls, if available)
  2. 16 grape tomatoes
  3. 16 pitted kalamata olives
  4. 2 tbsp evoo
  5. 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  6. 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  7. 1/8 tsp salt
  8. 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  9. Dash crushed red pepper
  10. 32 small fresh basil leaves plus additional for garnish
  11. 16 (4-6 inch) wooden skewers


  1. Cut mozzarella into bite sized pieces. If using balls, keeo whole. Place in medium bowl; stir in tomatoes, olives, oil, garlic, thyme, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 3 hours.

  2. If basil leaves are large, cut into smaller pieces.

  3. Thread marinated cheese, tomatoes and olives onto skewers, placing basil leaves between. Place on platter; garnish with additional fresh basil.

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