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Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 15

This super simple appetizer makes delicious use of fresh tomatoes, soft and salty mozzarella, and homemade herbed croutons. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
December 3, 2012

Ingredients

1
can Pillsbury™ Simply® refrigerated rustic French bread
3
tablespoons butter, melted
1
clove garlic, crushed
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried dill weed
Freshly ground pepper
3
lb mozzarella cheese, cut into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes
1
pint (2 cups) red cherry tomatoes
1
pint (2 cups) yellow cherry tomatoes
1
large bunch fresh basil leaves
About 15 wooden skewers

Steps

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  • 1
    Bake bread as directed on can. Cool about 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; set aside. In medium bowl, stir together melted butter, garlic, basil, dill and pepper.
  • 3
    Cut bread into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes; place in bowl with butter mixture. Toss bread cubes to coat. Place in single layer on cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes, turning croutons every 5 minutes, until lightly browned and crisp. Remove from cookie sheet to plate or cooling rack; cool.
  • 5
    On each wooden skewer, thread cheese cubes, tomatoes, basil leaves and croutons. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • If preparing this recipe for a party, make the croutons the night before and store lightly covered overnight for ease of preparation on party day!
  • Cut the calories in this recipe by eliminating the butter. Spray the bread cubes with a thin layer of cooking spray, and then sprinkle with the garlic and herbs.

Nutrition Information

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