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Chrissy's Easiest Healthy Appetizer Finger Food Ever! Charcuterie Skewers With Balsamic Drizzle!

 




These little appetizers are one of my favorites, and are a hit at just about any get together you can think of. From Tailgate parties, BBQ, movie night, Pot Lucks, or just to have as a healthy snack while you binge watch your favorite TV show. 

Super easy to make and there are different options for those that do not care for cherry tomatoes. 

I love to add aged charcuterie meats and cheeses to these along with different kinds of grapes, olives or cherry tomatoes. 

These little tooth pick skewers are everyone's favorite! 

Depending on your taste you can make a platter of one kind or all three and then everyone gets what they like. 

Ingredients;

Cherry Tomatoes
Your favorite kind of Olives (Kalamata Olives are my Favorite) 
Seedless Grapes

Salami, Prosciutto, or Pancetta Etc. (Charcuterie Dried Meat)  

Mozzarella or Caprese Cheese Balls (Best if purchased in water, Just pat dry with a paper towel before putting on the skewer.) 

Fresh Basil Leaves

Drizzle Sauce Ingredients;
1 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/8 Cup Olive Oil or Grape Oil
2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon Red Wine
2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tablespoons finely chopped Italian Parsley (Fresh or dried)
2 Basil Leaves finely chopped 

Toothpicks or Skewers 

Directions;

I like to make my drizzle sauce first. That way it can cool while I am assembling the skewers. 

Start by putting your Minced Garlic, Oil, Vinegar, and Red Wine in a small sauce pan and cook it over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until Vinegar has reduced to a thicker consistency. Roughly about 15 min. After you remove from the heat add your chopped parsley, and Basil give it a quick stir. Transfer into a small metal or glass bowl and set aside. Once cool add your Parmesan cheese and cover with clear wrap. 

Next assemble your skewers. I like to make some that are Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaf, salami or prosciutto, a cheese ball, or do some that is are cherry tomato, olive or grape, fresh basil, salami and then the cheese ball followed by another olive. 

Feel free to change it up and put grapes, olives, tomatoes along with the fresh basil, and cheese balls and some kind of dried meat, these little skewers are the hit of every get together. 

Lastly once your drizzle is completely cooled, drizzle the sauce over the skewers or set in a deep baking dish and drizzle over letting the skewer sit and soak up the flavors. Turning the skewer ever 30 min. 

When I do mine on tooth picks, I do it in a deep bowl and just pour the drizzle over the top and cover the bowl with clear wrap. I toss them around and stir them every so often. I usually let them sit in the sauce for at least 1 hour. The longer you let them sit and stir them soaking in that drizzle the more flavor you will get from them. 

Let me know what you think! If you make these show me your pics by posting in the comments! 




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