During today's live chat we started talking about simple and easy appetizer ideas. (If you missed out, don't fret, we'll be there next Thursday to chat some more!). I mentioned that I'm obsessed with endives with creamy blue cheese, PartySugar talked about these great crostinis, but it was our gal TeamSugar who really knocked everyone's socks off with a simple, but elegant, selection. Her choice for a great appetizer was a caprese salad skewer. I never understand salads as a party appetizer, but salad on a stick?! That is genius! To check out TeamSugar's fantastic creation, read more

Recipe submitted by TeamSugar

When my boyfriend and I first moved into together, we had a house warming party that was all skewers (super fun and really easy clean-up, just make sure you have garbage cans handy). The biggest hit of the party was the Caprese Skewers, a simple and colorful appetizer.

Cherry Tomato
Fresh Mozzarella balls (roughly the same size as the Cherry Tomatoes)
Olive Oil (I love Sciabica Basil olive oil - they are the oldest olive oil producer in California)
Fresh Basil
Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
salt and pepper

1. Soak the skewers in water for an hour

2. Chop up the Basil

3. Skewer tomato, mozzarella and piece of basil. Repeat

4. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

Voila, Caprese Skewers!