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Strawberry Caprese Skewers
with Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients:

16 fresh, small strawberries, washed and cut in half across the width, hull intact

32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry

16 Ciliegine (mini-Mozzarella balls)

1 C. balsamic vinegar

2 T Calizo Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon, light drizzle

Additional equipment:

16 6” wooden skewers

Tip: The warm balsamic glaze will start to melt the cheese on contact. For a cleaner presentation, avoid adding the glaze to the cheese while drizzling it onto the skewers.

Preparation:

Step 1

Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a wooden skewer with the hull facing up.

Next, fold one basil leaf in half, dark side facing out, and add it to the skewer. Add one mini-Mozzarella ball, followed by another folded basil leaf, and the bottom half of the strawberry.

Step 2

Repeat Step #1 with the remaining strawberries, basil, and Mozzarella until you have 16 completed skewers. Arrange on a serving platter and set aside.

Step 3

To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume.

Step 4

Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly.

Drizzle over the skewers, along with some Calizo Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon, if desired. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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