Who doesn’t love food on a stick? I mean seriously! I got this wonderful cookbook from my friend’s Mother – who is a total doll. It is simply called On a Stick, and as you might imagine, all recipes are on a stick. There are some winners in there.
Another thing I love is caprese salads. For real. A few short years back, I didn’t even LIKE tomatoes! And now, I eat them raw? I really, really love Roma tomatoes though. This is such an easy and quick preparation that will wow your guests. I made these when we hosted my parents one night for dinner. With tomatoes turning red every day, this is a timely recipe to use them up.
Caprese on a Stick
- Roma tomatoes – chopped and de-seeded
- Fresh mozzarella pearls (found at Krause’s [usually] in the deli area with the ready to take-n-bake pizzas)
- Sliced green onions
- Fresh basil or parsley
- Kraft Greek vinaigrette dressing or olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
On a toothpick – thread on a slice of tomato, a few green onion circles, mozzarella ball and fresh herbs. Repeat as needed. Gently heat the balsamic vinegar until thick and reduced by half – you need very little for an added flavor punch. Drizzle sticks with vinaigrette or olive oil and cooled balsamic. Chill until ready to serve. Devour.
This is so easy because you need hardly any ingredients. But, this impresses because this is not how most of us eat day to day.
My first stick. Instead of green onion, a small slice of red onion (or no onion) would also work well.
Before drizzling with wet ingredients and after. I let mine sit drizzled overnight so it soaked in some of the flavor.
I am pretty sure I could have housed this whole plate. So fresh and good on a warm summer evening. Please make these for your next party. Enjoy!