I am really fond of appetizers on skewers. They are colorful and fun and most importantly packed with flavor, offering a new taste sensation with every chew. They are always irresistible!:) Besides, these appetizers get an A+ from the presentation standpoint for not being messy. I prefer using toothpicks instead of skewers when making mine, as they are shorter and the food is "cramped" thus creating more flavor impact.
This particular hors d'oeuvre is a classic Italian combination - subtle and refreshing. It is a great addition to any table.
Fresh whole mozzarella, cubed
Cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
Sweet basil, leaves cut if they are too big
Thread one tomato half on a toothpick or a skewer, follow by a basil leaf, then mozzarella cube, another basil leaf and finish with a tomato half.
Serve it right away or cover and chill for up to 8 hours.
If you prefer a more aromatic version of this appetizer, sprinkle it with dried oregano, salt and oil. But do it right before serving, because the oil and salt make the tomatoes soggy.