MOBE | Recipe: Vegan Caprese Skewers

Recipe: Vegan Caprese Skewers

This easy summer appetizer is fuss-free, healthy, and refreshing. And the best part is there’s no cooking required. You simply skewer tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and basil onto toothpicks and drizzle with a zingy lemon basil vinaigrette. This recipe is a twist on traditional caprese—we're using avocado and cucumber instead of mozzarella. We love serving this appetizer alongside our favorite summer entree, Lemon Basil Turkey Burgers.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Total time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4
Makes: 8 skewers
Serving size: 2 skewers

Ingredients

  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 16 basil leaves
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, and sliced into ½ inch rounds
  • 1 avocado, halved, and then quartered

Instructions

On a toothpick, skewer one cherry tomato, one basil leaf, one slice cucumber, one basil leaf, and one avocado chunk. Place onto a platter. Repeat.

Drizzle skewers with our lemon basil vinaigrette. Serve.

MOBE kitchen tip:

  • If you are preparing these ahead of time, you can squeeze a lime or lemon wedge over the avocado to prevent it from browning.
  • For ease of drizzling, add vinaigrette to a small Ziploc bag. Using a scissors, snip one of the bottom corners off the bag, then drizzle.

Recipe notes:

Nutrition facts per serving (without the vinaigrette):

Calories: 80 / Total Fat: 6g (8% DV) / Saturated Fat: 1.5g (8% DV) / Trans Fat: 0g / Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV) / Sodium: 0mg ( 0% DV) / Total Carbohydrate: 6g (2% DV) / Dietary Fiber: 5g (18% DV) / Total Sugars: 1g / Added Sugar: 0g (0% DV) / Protein: 2g / Vitamin D: 0mcg (0% DV) / Calcium: 18mg (2% DV) / Iron: 0mg (0% DV) / Potassium: 165mg (4% DV)

Allergen statement: n/a.