Here's how you make it. Its so simple, I feel wrong calling this a 'recipe.'
Basic ingredients - determine how many skewers you'll be making and go from there:
A chunk of mozzarella cheese
Fresh cherry or grape sized tomatoes
Summer sausage stick
Several basil leaves
Balsamic vinegar for drizzling
Cube your mozzarella cheese and the summer sausage into bite sized cubes, wash those tomatoes and rip off some basil leaves.
Optional step: At this point, any furry friend in the house may be hovering around, hoping you'll drop some of that yummy sausage or cheese on the floor. It's up to you to decide whether or not you want to share. Not surprisingly, I caved.
Spike a sausage cube onto the skewer, then add mozzarella cube, a basil leaf (or suitably sized portion of a leaf), and finally a tomato.
Aren't they pretty? If you use shorter skewers, you can reverse the order of ingredients and stand them up using the sausage cube as a base. These are cute for entertaining.
For added flavor, you can drizzle balsamic vinegar over it all, but I skipped that step this time. You can also skip the skewers altogether and toss the ingredients for more of a salad. I make the pieces smaller when I do this, so you can get more than one ingedient in a bite.
The basil, tomato and cheese are always a crowd-pleasing flavor combination, and for the meat eaters a little summer sausage or salami adds that extra something. Let me know if you try this - I'd love to hear how you like it!