Last Minute, Easy Mini Heirloom Tomato and Prosciutto Caprese Skewers

A super fancy looking and totally last minute appetizer that requires little work. Classic Caprese ingredients all rolled into a blanket of salty prosciutto and topped with olive oil and balsamic syrup.

Yields: 20 Skewers

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Take the slices of prosciutto and stack them on top of one another. Cut the slices in half, width-wise.
  2. Cut a handful of tomatoes in half.
  3. Take one half slice of prosciutto, fold it in half length-wise. Place a fresh basil leaf in the center of the folded prosciutto. Top with one ball of mozzarella and one half of tomato. Fold each half of the prosciutto into the center. Now, stick the toothpick through the tomato, then the prosciutto, and then through the fresh mozzarella. Continue that assembly line until all the prosciutto is used.
  4. Arrange the skewers on a large platter. Drizzle with good olive oil and a small amount of balsamic syrup (I like the Trader Joe's brand). Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt and a lot of freshly cracked black pepper.