Pesto Mozzarella Skewers

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by CookinDiva

A beautiful and tasty way to use the widely available fresh mozarella balls. I use homemade Pesto, but you can find it in jars in the Gourmet section. Arranged on toothpicks, these bite-size appetizers are festive and colorful.

Top Review by Tamaretta

These were a huge hit at our party. My store carries 'pearl mozzarella' so I threaded two pearls, then one grape tomato, then two additional pearls. Only thing I would do differently next time (no fault of recipe) is use shorter toothpicks. I used "Red Hot Green Olives" as the center filler and it was a smashing hit. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix pesto, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Place drained mozzarella balls in a ziplock bag and add pesto mixture.
  3. Gently squeeze things around in the bag so that all the balls are nicely coated.
  4. Place a coated mozzarella ball and a cherry tomato on each toothpick.
  5. To serve, arrange them in a circle on platter and garnish with olives or with fresh basil leaves.

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