Marinated Bocconcini Skewers With Roasted Pepper Dip Marinated Bocconcini Skewers With Roasted Pepper Dip

Food styling by Noah Witenoff | Prop styling by Sabrina Linn Image by: Jeff Coulson

Perfect for marinating and dipping in a flavourful sauce, bocconcini makes a great addition to any antipasto platter. Your guests won’t be able to put these skewers down.

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 15 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 small clove garlic , grated or pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 tub (200 g) bocconcini (20 pieces), drained
  • 10 cherry or grape tomatoes
Roasted Pepper Dip:
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch salt
  • Half jar (300 mL) roasted sweet red pepper , drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Method

In bowl, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Add bocconcini; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before continuing.)

Roasted Pepper Dip: Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute. Cook onion, stirring, until softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in thyme, pepper and salt. Let cool slightly.

In food processor, purée onion mixture, red peppers, mayonnaise and lemon juice until smooth. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.) Stir in basil. Spoon into bowl.

Stir tomatoes into bocconcini mixture. Alternately thread 2 bocconcini pieces and 1 tomato onto a cocktail skewer; repeat nine times. Drizzle skewers with 1 tbsp of marinade; discard remaining marinade. Serve skewers with dip.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 234 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calories 337
  • Total fat 28 g
  • Potassium 242 mg
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4
  • Folate 10
  • Calcium 28
  • Vitamin A 21
  • Vitamin C 95
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