For the perfect party food, these skewers are easy to make and serve. A portable salad on a stick that is not only colourful, but delicious to eat too.
This is not really a recipe – it’s more of an assembly job – tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, a little seasoning and drizzled with a sweet balsamic glaze.
I used a ready made balsamic glaze for this that clings to the salad perfectly, but you don’t need to buy it. For a balsamic reduction, just boil a cup of balsamic vinegar until it has reduced by half. It will become thicker, a little sticky and coat the back of a spoon.
Small tomatoes – I’ve used a mixture of red and yellow cherry tomatoes and jewel tomatoes that I found at the supermarket
Basil leaves – go for the smaller leaves if possible, or you can fold the extra-large ones around the cheese and tomatoes. I got mine from a living plant as the pre-packed bunches tend to have very large leaves.
1-2 containers of small mozzarella balls (bocconcini)
Italian seasoning with chilli
Salt and pepper to taste
Bamboo or metal skewers – I used 18cm bamboo skewers
Toss the bocconcini with a sprinkle of the Italian seasoning and then simply thread the tomatoes, mozzarella balls and basil alternately on the skewers.
Sprinkle over freshly ground black pepper and a little salt if desired and drizzle over the balsamic glaze and serve.
These are so pretty and light for summer entertaining, parties or a barbecue. Serve with cold white wine, prosecco or a summer punch.