Caprese Skewers

Caprese Skewers
Serves 15

You can really make as many of these bites as you want to fit your party size. We offered around 1.5 bites per person, which is always a safe assumption.

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25 cherry tomatoes
25 basil leaves
25 bocconcini (bite-sized mozzarella balls)
1 cup basil-parsley pesto (recipe follows)

Thread the cherry tomato, followed by a basil leaf (folded in half) through the toothpick. Top with a bocconcini ball pressed halfway through with the skewer so the end is not revealed. Place pesto in a serving bowl in the middle of the platter and arrange skewers around the edge.

Basil-Parsley Pesto
Makes 1-2 cups

2 garlic cloves
2-3 cups basil
1 cup parsley
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/4 – ½ cup olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 lemon, juiced

Combine the garlic, herbs, and nuts in a food processor. Pulse to grind. Add the oil slowly to reach desired consistency (a thick paste). Remove to a bowl, add the Parmesan and the lemon juice, then taste for salt. Serve in a pretty bowl beside the caprese skewers.

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