meatless monday: caprese fruit skewers

We’re coming out of a record-breaking weekend of wilting heat.  Local news reporters are baking cookies on dashboards to prove it. Turning on the oven  is just not an option in our apartment that, when left to its own devices, turns into its own big oven. Which is why this Caprese Fruit Skewer recipe, from the Live Love Pasta blog, is so appealing: no oven required, sweet AND savory, downright pretty to look at. I’d pair this with a crisp white wine and crusty baguette to sop up the extra balsamic vinegar. Dinner!

photo: live love pasta

Caprese Fruit Skewers
1 c. watermelon, cut into cubes
1 c. strawberries, washed and sliced in half lengthwise
mozzarella, cut into cubes
big handful of fresh basil leaves, washed
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
skewers

Bring balsamic vinegar to a simmer in a small pot. Let it reduce by about half. When it coats the back of a spoon, it is ready.  Keep it on low heat and stir often so that it does not burn. Put the fruit, cheese, and basil on the skewers in any order you would like. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the skewers. Serve immediately.

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