Avocado, Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers

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Nutrition Facts
1 serving per container
Serving size 1 serving (204g)
Amount Per Serving 16
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 3g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 70mg 15%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contriburtes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1 chile de arbol (optional)
  • 1 Avocado From Mexico halved, pitted, meat scooped out, and each halve cut into thirds, then each third sliced horizontally into 5 or 6 pieces
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes halved
  • 8 ounces baby mozzarella balls (bocconcini size) sliced into 3 pieces
  • 16 ( 6-inches long) bamboo skewers
  • Credit: Pati Jinich

Instructions

  1. To Make the Vinaigrette: In a small glass jar, or mason jar, pour the vinegar and the oils, sprinkle in the salt.
  2. If using the chile de arbol, place a small skillet over medium-heat, once it is hot, toast the chile for 30 seconds per side, until toasted, but not burnt.
  3. Place the whole chile in the jar.
  4. Close the lid of the jar and shake it vigorously.
  5. Leave in the refrigerator, if it won't be used within the hour. It may be kept there for a couple weeks.
  6. Shake well before using.
  7. To Assemble the Skewers: With the help of your kids, insert the top of a mozzarella ball, followed by a slice of avocado, half of a tomato, an avocado slice, the other tomato half (upside down if they can!), followed by another slice of avocado, and a slice of mozzarella ball.
  8. Repeat with all skewers, and place all the completed skewers on a platter.
  9. To Serve: Shake the vinaigrette and pour into a bowl. Serve along with the assembled skewers for everyone to dip as they please.

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Nutrition Facts
Avocado, Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers
Amount Per Serving 16
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 3g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 70mg 15%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contriburtes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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