We made Caprese skewers for my birthday party and had about a dozen left over, so I took them apart, diced the tomatoes and Mozzarella and cut up the Basil. Then I tossed them all into a hot batch of Tri-color Fusilli with Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper. Super-simple, and a great way to re-purpose party leftovers! (You can see these featured in the upper right-hand corner of our banner.)
This is a fresh, elegant, and colorful appetizer that is so easy to make.
Drain one tub Ciliegine (tiny Mozzarella balls - literally "small cherries" in Italian)
Clean several bunches of Fresh Basil.
Line the serving tray with the largest ones, and reserve the medium-sized ones.
Rinse a pint of Cherry Tomatoes.
Using short decorative skewers (I purchased these bamboo ones at Cost Plus World Market), pierce the top of the Basil leaf at the pointed end.
Then pierce a Mozzarella ball, wrap the Basil around it, and pierce it again at the stem end.
Then pierce a Cherry Tomato and push it up to the Basil.