How cute are these??
And here’s a whole platter of them!
I took these to our to our church last night for an after service celebration and needless to say I didn’t bring any home! I wanted to do something a bit different, and, well, both good and a bit healthy! This could be put in your container for your lunch! It would also make a great snack for a healthy alternative and you could leave the croutons (homemade, by the way) off and add an olive or a half boiled egg. Your imagination can run rampant with these!
I used ham, turkey and summer sausage on my chef salad skewers! You can use whatever combo you like on these or make them totally vegetarian. I would have put olives but some people don’t care for them so I just left them off on this batch.
I bought the package of little mozzarella balls of cheese and marinated them myself- just separate them – there’s a ton in one of those packages- and pour olive oil over to moisten them. I happen to have had some Tuscan flavored Olive oil and used this, sprinkled on a bit of kosher salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, and let marinate or a couple of hours. The leftovers will be great on our salads!
For the croutons, I cut Italian bread into large cubes, drizzled with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and placed in a 350 degree oven and let bake until almost crispy. Let cool on pan. The slightly larger cubes makes it easy to put on skewer without breaking. Worked like a charm!
Make some and have fun – a great side and a fun side to any meal!