panzanella skewers

 This recipe was born from the idea that we wanted to make a favorite summer salad into portable finger food.  During the summer, we like to entertain. A lot. So we are always trying to think of creative ways to utilize our time.  Who wants to spend the night in the kitchen when there is fun to be had, and mischief to make??  Panzanella skewers are perfect for a night with friends.  They are quick, easy, the ingredients couldn't be more seasonal, and they look impressive.  Did I mention they are delicious??

Panzanella Skewers 

 1 Loaf Sourdough or some other tasty bread. Slightly charred on a grill or lightly toasted. Cut into 1″ cubes // grape, cherry and yellow pear tomatoes // basil leaves // sweet pepper, cut into 1″ squares // fresh mozzarella balls (hehe) //1 small shallot, minced //1 1/2 tablespoons caper, minced // 2tablespoons extra virgin olive oil // 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar //1/4 tsp. garlic powder //1/4 tsp. Kosher salt // Cracked pepper to taste

*Special Equipment- Skewers.  Lots of them.

Mix together shallot, capers, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Roll bread cubes in the mixtures and skewer in order: Pepper, bread, tomato, cheese wrapped in basil leaf. Repeat until you run out.

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