Grilled Caprese Salad

Grilled Caprese Salad

Serves 6 to 8
Grilling a traditional caprese salad — summer’s perfect mix of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil — takes all of its flavors up a notch.
Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (7-ounce) container ciliegine or bocconcini fresh mozzarella, drained well
  • 1/2 loaf ciabatta bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
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Method: 
Prepare a grill for medium-high heat cooking. Thread tomatoes and bread onto six (8-inch) skewers, alternating as you go, and then thread cheese separately onto 2 or 3 additional skewers. (If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before assembling.)  

Combine oil and basil in a blender and purée, scraping down the sides often, until somewhat smooth. Brush skewers all over with some of the basil oil, saving any remaining for another use. Grill tomatoes and bread, flipping halfway through, until just charred in parts and hot throughout, about 5 minutes total. During the last minute, grill cheese just until warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer skewers to a platter and serve warm.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 250 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 8g protein.
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