Cheers to late summer! The farmers markets are ripe with homegrown produce, the town – both Jackson and Teton Valley – are still bustling but thankfully a little bit slower. August always seems busy and this is the perfect quick appetizer to bring to all of your end of summer parties.
I elected to hit up the Teton Valley Farmers Market to load up on farm-fresh produce to make my all-time favorite easy app: Caprese Skewers for an upcoming gathering I was heading to. With just a handful of simple ingredients, this fun take on an old favorite is perfect for get-togethers, big or small.
I recently made a stop at Jackson’s unique vinegar, oil, and spirits store Vom Fass to stock up on my favorites. For this recipe, I highly recommend Vom Fass’ Aceto Balsamico Platinum and Don Giovanni Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They are so handy to keep in the cupboard and, for this recipe, bring out the loveliness of fresh tomatoes and basil.
My favorite thing about this recipe is that you can serve it hot or cold. Throw the skewers on the grill for a few minutes for a nice smokey taste and great grill marks, or broil quickly until the cheese turns a golden brown. Serve with a nice glass of wine and enjoy!