My mother-in-law attended a party several months ago and these little skewers were a favorite. They’re so simple yet they add a nice elegance to the table. I am a die-hard traditional caprese fan (with cherry tomatoes) and worried I’d miss them but the sweet-tart of the berries is delicious with the fresh basil and mozzarella. Try them!
- container of fresh black berries
- container of fresh mozzarella pearls (often found in the deli cheese section of the grocery store)
- fresh basil
- wooden skewers
Wash berries. Tear basil leaves to be about the size of a quarter. Skewer one piece of basil, then a mozzarella pearl, followed by another piece of basil. End with a blackberry.
You can skewer them on simple wooden toothpicks. For a more dramatic look, skewer them on longer sticks, then alternate on a serving platter, like we did.
That’s it! Serve & enjoy! If you have any leftovers, just store in an airtight container- they’ll last for a few days in the fridge. (Which also means if you’re making them for an event, you can make them the night before and they’ll still be delicious and pretty!)