Panzanella Skewers Wtih Mozzarella, Tomato and Focaccia Bread

Total Time
22mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 mins

Saw this on the Today Show. This is a great appetizer or meal with a salad! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut foccacia bread into rectangles approximately 2x3x1 inch.
  2. There will be 3 rectangles per skewer.
  3. Cut cheese into approximately 1/2" thick slices approximately, the same size.
  4. Add cut tomato slices approximately 1/4" thick slices then cut directly in half again.
  5. To assemble skewers, stack bread, a slice of cheese, basil leaf and tomato slice, another piece of bread, another piece of cheese, basil, tomato and bread; repeat once more.
  6. You will have 3 slices of bread and 2 pieces of cheese with basil and tomato in between.
  7. Push 2 metal skewers through both sides of bread.
  8. Stack one on one side and one on the other, so stack is securely held together.
  9. Preheat grill to its highest setting.
  10. Brush and clean grill grid with a cloth and lightly oil grid so that skewers will get a good sear, this will allow bread and mozzarella to brown and melt at same time.
  11. Grill for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side until foccacia is lightly brown and cheese is melty.
  12. Remove from grill, place on platter and remove metal skewers.
  13. Drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.

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