Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers with pasta on a wooden cutting board.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers

Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers – your favorite antipasto salad, on a stick! Roasted tomatoes makes this more flavorful, with a roasted garlic vinaigrette.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers with pasta on a wooden cutting board.
Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers

Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers – your favorite antipasto salad, on a stick! Roasted tomatoes makes this more flavorful, with a roasted garlic vinaigrette.

It seems to me that once the calendars flip to September, all of a sudden, there is this unspoken understanding that we can open the pumpkin floodgates, unleashing a pumpkin-spice flood, despite the fact that you can’t find a single fresh pumpkin in the markets. At least I can’t find any pumpkins near me, other than in a can…or maybe pumpkin shaped candy corn.

Don’t even get me started on how the Halloween candy is on display way too early, too.

Roasted cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet for Roasted Tomato Pasta Skewers.

Are you ready? I’m not. I’m still holding on to summer, and this time of year, it’s all about the tomatoes. Besides, we still have apples and pears and figs to think about, it seems unfair to them to skip right past them and jump right into the pumpkin patch.

So, let’s hold on to the tomatoes, shall we? Our garden is still going strong and I can’t stop with the roasted tomatoes. These Roasted Tomatoes Caprese Skewers are just what I’m craving — little flavorful bites that work just as well for a get together as it does for a picnic or school lunch!

While you’re at it, roast a few extra batches of tomatoes…these little flavor bombs are so versatile and so delicious, you’ll want to throw them into so many things, from pizza to tomato jam, or even a fire roasted tomato harissa!

The pumpkins can wait.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers on a wooden cutting board.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers

Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers - your favorite antipasto salad, on a stick! Roasted tomatoes makes this more flavorful, with a roasted garlic vinaigrette.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caprese, skewers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 356 kcal
Author Liren Baker

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 6 oz farfalle pasta
  • 16 oz containers fresh small mozzarella cheese balls
  • wooden skewers
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil finely chopped, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F with the rack placed in the center of the oven.
  2. Toss the tomatoes and garlic cloves with 3 tablespoons olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 30-45 minutes, or until browned and just about bursting. You don’t want to over roast them so that you can still thread it onto a skewer.
  3. While the tomatoes roast, bring a pot of water to a rolling boil Generously salt the water and drop in the pasta. Cook according to the pasta package directions until the pasta is al dente. Drain under cold water and set aside.
  4. Assemble the skewers by threading the pasta, roasted tomato, and mozzarella, alternating as you go. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining ingredients.
  5. Make the dressing by whisking together the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, peeled roasted garlic, Dijon mustard, white balsamic vinegar, herbs de Provence, and about half of the fresh basil. Season with about 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle over the skewers and allow it to marinate for about 45 minutes. Garnish with remaining fresh basil before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomato Caprese Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Potassium 413mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 16.7%
Vitamin C 44.6%
Calcium 16.9%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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