Christmas or New Year’s Party Finger Food Idea: Antipasto Caprese Kabobs

by Jennifer on December 13, 2010

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Saturday evening I invited some friends over to celebrate my Birthday and the Holiday season. I wanted easy finger food recipes that would not require some gourmet ingredients or fuss and that would be eaten by my family if there were any leftovers. I also wanted the recipes to be relatively healthy and guilt-free.

After eating and catching up, we played a few rounds of Apples to Apples and then played Bananograms. Oh my, I could tell my mind is aging as all the younger ‘spring chickens’ were much faster than I was. *Sigh*

*Announcement: I am guest blogging at Time to Play Magazine today. The topic is Tips & Benefits to Cooking with Kids*

Ingredients (18 kabobs)
3/4 pint organic grape tomatoes (may need almost the whole pint depending on how many in container)
1 medium green zucchini, cut in half length-wise and chopped
Reduced fat mozzarella, cubed
18 olives
18 basil leaves (heck, tear them in half if there are big)
18 bamboo skewers

Marinade (uh, I did not measure so I am guessing)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tablespoons canola oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
a few dashes of salt and ground pepper

Mix well and pour over all the vegetables that are waiting patiently in a storage bag. I marinaded about 4 hours. Remove the vegetables from the bag and place onto the skewer in any order you wish. You can then either stand them up on a plate or place them flat on a plate.

When you think about food for a party what comes to mind?

Another recipe that I served and the recipe was request was for my Healthy Thai Chicken Salad Recipe

Maria December 14, 2010 at 9:09 am

Perfect party food!

Dole Nutrition Institute December 14, 2010 at 11:59 am

So great to see healthy appetizer recipes other than the standard crudites! Great work Jen!

Robyn | Add a Pinch December 16, 2010 at 8:22 am

Great idea, Jennifer!

Jeanette December 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

This sounds really light and refreshing, especially around the holidays. I just posted a recipe roundup for healthy holiday appetizers and didn’t see your recipe until now. Would love it if you added it to roundup (it will link back to your post).

rachel January 12, 2011 at 11:58 pm

So pretty, Jen.
My friend Julie, makes delicious Caprese apps and these remind me of them! except they don’t have olives 😉 I’m not an olive person 😉

Jennifer January 13, 2011 at 8:27 am

Hi Rachel – thank you so much for coming by and commenting. I miss seeing you and hope you are smiling everyday!

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