Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese

proscuitto-wrapped capreseI could never get tired of eating Insalata Caprese! It tastes so fresh and I just love the different flavors from the basil, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. The other day I wanted to make it for dinner, but I always feel bad feeding my husband just salad for dinner. I remembered I had some prosciutto that I needed to use up in my refrigerator, and thought it would be fun to wrap the tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese in prosciutto slices. I drizzled them with olive oil and they were so good! I think they are a great appetizer (which is what they turned out to be since we were both still hungry after eating this batch). Prosciutto is cured, so you can eat it as-is, but I think it tastes really good crisped a little in the oven. This might be tricky because of the mozzarella cheese though, so I didn’t want to try it this time.

prosciutto-wrapped insalata caprese

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese
 
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Type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 slices of prosciutto
  • 8 1-inch cubes fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 8 organic fresh basil leaves
  • 4 organic cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Stack ½ of a cherry tomato onto a 1-inch mozzarella cube and place on top of a basil leaf.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Wrap with 1 slice of prosciutto, fat-trimmed if desired.
  4. Insert a toothpick into the top to hold together.
  5. Repeat until you have 8 rolls.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil just before serving.
Makes 8 rolls

     
    Happy Belated Father’s Day to all of you wonderful dads out there, I hope you had a fun weekend!

    This past weekend we went camping north of San Francisco and hiked around Salt Point State Park. The scenery was breathtaking! Here are a few of my favorite shots…

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    16 comments

    1. Liz says:

      I could have written this same post! I adore caprese anything…but also could not feed the salad to my hubby for dinner. He’d definitely like your prosciutto wrapped skewers. And so would I.

      PS…gorgeous camping photos!

    2. Hotly Spiced says:

      Your camping images are stunning. What a scenic weekend you must have had. I love your little caprese and am not surprised you managed to eat them all. These would be great at a party xx

    3. Tanya says:

      These are amazing! I just made them to bring as appetizers to a 4th of July BBQ. I tried one of my “mistakes” and it was delicious! After I put them together, I drizzled the plate with olive oil and balsamic reduction. It’s tough to leave them alone! 🙂

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