"Colorful appetizers, and so simple to prepare and packed with flavor!"
fresh mozzarella cheese
( small balls, if available)
kalamata olives, pitted
extra virgin olive oil
crushed red pepper flakes
fresh basil leaves
( plus additional for garnish-optional)
Cut the mozzarella into bite sized pieces. If you are lucky enough to find the small balls, keep them whole. Place in a medium bowl and stir in the tomatoes, olives, oil, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and red pepper. Cover and refrigerate 1-3 hours.
If basil leaves are large, cut into smaller pieces.
Thread the marinated cheese, tomatoes and olives onto skewers, placing the basil leaves inbetween. Place skewers on a platter; garnish with additional fresh basil. Enjoy!
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