Caprese Salad Sticks — 3 Stars

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you may be looking for a simple appetizer to have on the table while you finish cooking (or drinking or watching TV or sleeping).  I recently had a Girls’ (Wine & Sweets) Night, and I wanted one non-sweet appetizer to temper the sugar high.  While searching the interwebs, the several variations on the caprese salad I came across triggered memories of caprese salad ingredients on a stick I was once served at a friend’s party.  I decided to add salami and and put a balsamic dipping sauce in a bowl, and 20 minutes later, I gave the impression that I had put significant effort into creating a snack.

Ingredients
Small Mozzarella Balls (also known as bocconcini. Or you could just cut fresh mozzarella into bite sized pieces)
Cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil
Salami
1 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions
1. Slice the salami into 1/4 inch slices. Cut each slice into quarters.
2. Assemble the caprese sticks: mozzarella ball, piece of basil folded in two, cherry tomato, salami piece
3. In a small pot, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil. Lower heat to just above a simmer, and reduce to a sauce, about half the original volume. (Have a window open when you do this, or your apartment will smell like vinegar.) (Don’t have the temperature too high or the sauce will be a thick goo and not an actual sauce.)

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One Response to Caprese Salad Sticks — 3 Stars

  1. Mironda says:

    Oh my goodness. Consider this stolen for today!!

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