Olive, Tomato and Cheddar Skewers with Basil Oil

Olive, Tomato and Cheddar Skewers with Basil Oil
  • 4 servings
  • 0:10 Preparation
  • 0:15 Cooking
  • 0:25 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb
    (450 g)

    medium cheddar, cut into 1 in. (2.5 cm) cubes

  • 12

    pitted black olives

  • 12

    cherry tomatoes

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    extra virgin olive oil

  • 1

    garlic clove, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    chopped fresh basil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Soak bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour or so.

Alternating them, thread cheddar, olives and cherry tomatoes onto skewers.

Place in a deep dish, sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and set aside.

In a food processor, pulse oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper together into a deep green oil.

Pour half of this oil over the skewers. Reserve remaining basil oil.

Preheat barbecue to medium-high and grill skewers for about 2 minutes per side.

Serve with reserved basil oil.

Source: Chef Ian Perreault

Wine and meal pairing

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