1 package 8-inch bamboo skewers
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
2 (1 pound) tubs bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella), drained
24 leaves fresh basil
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and pepper
For caprese sticks, skewer tomatoes and bocconcini bites, placing basil leaves between them. Drizzle these sticks with extra-virgin oil or basil oil and season with salt and pepper, to your taste.
Basil Oil for Brochettes Adapted from Bon Appetit
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves plus sprigs for garnish
½ medium shallot, quartered
Kosher salt to taste
Using on/off turns, puree olive oil, 1/3 cup basil, and shallot in processor until basil and shallot are finely chopped. Drizzle over skewers just before serving.