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Fresh Tomato-Basil Caprese Kabobs

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Fresh Tomato-Basil Caprese Kabobs
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 34
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Fancy Italian skewers will earn raves at any gathering. Assemble them in only 30 minutes!

Ingredients

1/4
cup extra-virgin olive oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2/3
cup coarsely chopped fresh basil or lemon basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1
pint red cherry tomatoes
1
pint yellow cherry tomatoes
2
medium zucchini or yellow squash, cubed
1
lb fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
34
(6-inch) bamboo skewers
Fresh basil leaves, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, mix oil, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper, using wire whisk. Add tomatoes, zucchini and cheese. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Drain vegetables, reserving olive oil mixture. Thread skewers alternately with tomatoes, zucchini and cheese; top with basil leaf. Serve kabobs with reserved olive oil mixture.
Tips  

Virtually any skewer-able vegetable will work in this recipe. Try red, green or yellow bell pepper pieces or fresh pea pods.

Thread the vegetables and cheese between large leaves of fresh basil for different look.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Kabob
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
40
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
0g
)
Protein
4g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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