Mini Capri Kabobs


Are you attending a party, a potluck, baby shower, or bridal shower? Need a healthy but tasty dish to share with family and friends? These mini capri kabobs are the PERFECT finger foods for any event!!

Tomatoes are the main source of nutrients in this dish. Tomatoes provide the body with an excellent source of antioxidants including vitamin C and beta-carotene. Need more manganese in your diet? Tomatoes provide a great source of this important mineral, as well as, a tremendous amount of phyonutrients like flavonones, flavonols, hydroxycinnamic acids, carotenoids, glycosides, and fatty acid derivatives.

What does all this mean? It means that tomatoes help reduce the risk of heart disease and cardiovascular failure. The heart and bloodstream are responsible for taking oxygen breathed the lungs and circulating it through the body.  In order to keep this oxygen in check, antioxidant nutrients are needed in an ample supply. So, eat up! This healthy snack could save your life!

-20 oz. cherry tomatoes (yellow and red tomatoes are shown)
-16 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
-4 oz. fresh basil, stems removed
-1 box of toothpicks
-balsamic vinegar, optional

1) Wash and dry all cherry tomatoes and place to the side.
2) Assemble kabobs by adding 1 tomato, 1 basil leaf, and 1 mozzarella square to a toothpick.
3) Repeat until all tomatoes are used.
4) Serve on a platter.
5) Optional!!! Drizzle balsamic vinegar over top before serving OR place cup of vinegar next to the platter for dipping.

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