Avocado, Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers with Balsamic Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Nutrition Facts
Avocado,
Mozzarella & Tomato
Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1 chile de arbol (optional)
  • 1 Avocado From Mexico halved, pitted, meat scooped out, and each halve cut into thirds, then each third sliced horizontally into 5 or 6 pieces
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes halved
  • 8 ounces baby mozzarella balls (bocconcini size) sliced into 3 pieces
  • 16 ( 6-inches long) bamboo skewers

Instructions

  1. To Make the Vinaigrette: In a small glass jar, or mason jar, pour the vinegar and the oils, sprinkle in the salt.
  2. If using the chile de arbol, place a small skillet over medium-heat, once it is hot, toast the chile for 30 seconds per side, until toasted, but not burnt.
  3. Place the whole chile in the jar.
  4. Close the lid of the jar and shake it vigorously.
  5. Leave in the refrigerator, if it won't be used within the hour. It may be kept there for a couple weeks.
  6. Shake well before using.
  7. To Assemble the Skewers: With the help of your kids, insert the top of a mozzarella ball, followed by a slice of avocado, half of a tomato, an avocado slice, the other tomato half (upside down if they can!), followed by another slice of avocado, and a slice of mozzarella ball.
  8. Repeat with all skewers, and place all the completed skewers on a platter.
  9. To Serve: Shake the vinaigrette and pour into a bowl. Serve along with the assembled skewers for everyone to dip as they please.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado,
Mozzarella & Tomato
Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.