Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pops

//Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pops

Cherry tomato + fresh basil + mozzarella on a stick = healthy snacks that are delicious, easy, and so much fun!

Caprese salad with a kid-friendly twist! These pint-size tomato basil mozzarella skewers make fresh-picked cherry tomatoes even more fun (and easy) to enjoy! Serve up your Tomato Pops with a side of Nut-Free Basil Pesto and let everyone enjoy giving their pops a dip!

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pops from The 52 New Foods Challenge

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients for Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pops:

1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 cup mozzarella balls or cubes of your favorite cheese
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
A handful of fresh basil leaves
12 wooden skewers

Directions for Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pops:

1. Wash the tomatoes and using your fingers, remove the green tops. Load the tomatoes into a large bowl as you go.
2. Drain the mozzarella balls, then add them to the tomatoes.
3. Add the oil and salt to the tomatoes and mozzarella. Stir gently to combine.
4. Skewer the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves, alternating between them.
5. Serve the skewers in a small glass vase or cup, like a bouquet. Mix together the remaining ingredients into a fresh Caprese salad.

Tip: Encourage your kids to get creative with this recipe. Try Greek salad on a stick by combining cherry tomatoes, cucumber chunks, olives, and cheese. If tomatoes present a challenge, try pairing grapes with cubes of your favorite cheese. Have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations.

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Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pops
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella balls or cubes of your favorite cheese
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 12 wooden skewers
Instructions
  1. Wash the tomatoes and using your fingers, remove the green tops. Load the tomatoes into a large bowl as you go.
  2. Drain the mozzarella balls, then add them to the tomatoes.
  3. Add the oil and salt to the tomatoes and mozzarella. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Skewer the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves, alternating between them.
  5. Serve the skewers in a small glass vase or cup, like a bouquet. Mix together the remaining ingredients into a fresh Caprese salad.
Notes
Encourage your kids to get creative with this recipe. Try Greek salad on a stick by combining cherry tomatoes, cucumber chunks, olives, and cheese. If tomatoes present a challenge, try pairing grapes with cubes of your favorite cheese. Have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations.

 

By | 2018-02-02T14:49:03+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Snacks|0 Comments

About the Author:

Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning cookbook author, game creator, and healthy eating advocate. Jennifer has garnered national TV, radio, and print coverage for her family cookbook, The 52 New Foods Challenge, and her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game. Jennifer’s work has been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Laurie David, Rachael Ray, US Weekly, The 700 Club, and Oprah.com—among many others. Her fresh approach to cooking together as a family inspired a nationwide series of kids cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, The 52 New Foods Junior Chef Series, along with an exclusive edition of her book. A former strategy consultant, she lives in the Bay Area with her family.

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