Fresh Mozzarella Skewers with Grilled Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Galbani® Mozzarella Fresca™, diced into small cubes
  • 2 zucchini, ends removed, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 eggplants, peeled, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 bell peppers (red and yellow) cut in half with seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 10 bamboo skewers
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Heat grill to 450 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, toss zucchini, eggplant, and peppers in half of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the vegetables over medium heat until tender. Set aside on a sheet tray to cool.
  • Once cool enough to handle, cut vegetables into 1″ pieces.
  • Assemble skewers by arranging one piece of mozzarella, one cherry tomato, and one piece of each of the grilled vegetables. Repeat until skewer is full.
  • To serve, place skewers on a large serving platter and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh basil.

Tips

  • These skewers are not only a great family appetizer, they’re also perfect for cookouts or holiday parties. Feel free to substitute any seasonal vegetables you have on hand.