Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Cherry and grape tomatoes are the most flavourful winter choices. If you can't find a round of rich, creamy buffalo mozzarella, substitute bocconcini balls cut in quarters. From Food and Drink.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk vinegar in a small bowl with oil, pepper and salt.
  2. Cut cheese in twenty-four 1/2 inch cubes. To assemble, slide a tomato onto a skewer, followed by a basil leaf, folded in half, and a cheese cube.
  3. Repeat with remaining skewers.
  4. Arrange on a serving platter and brush or sprinkle with vinaigrette.
  5. Cover and let sit at room temperature up to 2 hours before serving.


Most Helpful

I found these little fresh mozzarella balls, and they worked perfectly for this recipe. The balsamic vinaigrette was real tasty, and this is a beautiful and colorful appetizer. Mozzarella has little flavor on it's own, and the vinaigrette and basil add needed flavor. Next time, I'll let it rest longer than 2 hours and turn the skewers regularly in order to absorb even more of the vinaigrette flavor. Thanks for posting this great idea.

PanNan August 24, 2006

I personally prefer this salad without vinaigrette. The basil is so strong that it really doesn't need it! I just use salt flakes. Buffalo mozzarella is my current obsession. I wasn't sure if I'd like it because it sounds a bit weird, but it's so yum.

NaCl Caz February 03, 2007

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