Tom-Mozz Skewers with Bloody Mary Vinaigrette
Serve with Crispy Buttermilk-Soaked Onions
When you skewer perfect, flavorful cherry tomatoes and bite-sized mozzarella bocconcini
(little balls) and serve them with spicy Bloody Mary Vinaigrette, you get a salad takeoff that is simple, dramatic, delicious --and nearly instant. To make it even more special, serve with Crispy Buttermilk-Soaked Onions.
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
Thread the mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil leaves on the skewers, alternating them and using 4 of each per skewer. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Arrange two skewers on each of four salad plates and drizzle the skewers with the vinaigrette. You can also arrange all the skewers on a big platter and pour the vinaigrette into a small bowl for dipping. If you're serving with the Crispy Buttermilk-Soaked Onions, mound them next to the skewers and serve immediately.
Cat's note: Some Bloody Mary mixes are saltier and spicier than others; be sure to taste before adding more salt or pepper.
*Courtesy of Cat Cora's "Classics With a Twist"