Christmas Mini-Skewers (Tomatoes, Peppers & Cheese)

December 23, 2009 by Ali

I’ve officially found the easiest holiday appetizer ever — these adorable little skewers!

For my Christmas party this past weekend, my mom brought up a fantastic batch of grape tomatoes for us to use. So a quick little appetizer, we pulled together these! Seriously, it took more time to cut up the cheese and green peppers than it did to assemble them.

Cute. Fresh. Delicious. Popular at the party. And of course, oh-so-festive. :) I may have to make these when tomato season rolls around again for “Christmas in July”….

Christmas Mini-Skewers (Tomatoes, Peppers & Cheese)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10-15 skewers

Ingredients

  • cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 green peppers
  • mozzarella cheese
  • toothpicks

Method

Be sure that your tomatoes and peppers are thoroughly washed. Core the green pepper(s), and slice them into squares (mine were about 3/4", but you can do whatever size you'd like). Cube the mozzarella cheese (again, mine were about 3/4").

Then take the toothpicks, and layer on one tomato, then a slice of green pepper, then mozzarella cheese.

Ali’s Tip:

To take these up another notch, feel free to drizzle on some fresh basil aioli. Or let these soak for a bit in a favorite marinade. Or, sprinkle with some fresh herbs or freshly ground black pepper. OR, serve as they are. :)

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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7 thoughts on “Christmas Mini-Skewers (Tomatoes, Peppers & Cheese)

  1. These could also be very cute for a Cinco de Mayo appetizer… You could just switch out the mozzarella for pepper-jack cheese and rearrange the pieces to represent the Mexican flag! If you’d like to spice it up even more, you could use jalepeno pieces instead of the pepper as well.

    - Brittany