Caprese skewers

Caprese skewers
Caprese skewers Photo: Marina Oliphant

A party starter for the Christmas season.


20 cherry tomatoes, halved

20 fresh mozzarella cherries (small balls of mozarella)

40 basil leaves

freshly ground pepper

extra virgin olive oil


On a cocktail skewer line up first a half cherry tomato, then a basil leaf, a cherry mozzarella, a basil leaf and finish with another cherry tomato half.

Grind some pepper over it and just before serving drizzle with drops of very good extra virgin olive oil

Makes 20.