Canadian Bocconcini Tomato Nibbles

Bocconcini tomatoes
Bocconcini tomatoes

For a touch of the gourmet, try our simple but sophisticated recipe for Canadian Bocconcini Tomato Nibbles.  These pretty skewers are so easy to make that even a novice can prepare them. The savoury marinade brings creamy potatoes and Canadian Bocconcini to life for a fabulous light bunch treat that is perfect with the fresh burst of sweet tomato.



16 fresh rosemary sprigs

8 baby white potatoes

Sea salt

3 tbsp (45 mL) red or white wine vinegar

1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) grainy or Dijon mustard

Pinch granulated sugar

1/4 cup (50 mL) extra virgin olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper

16 mini Canadian Bocconcini cheese

16 grape or cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp (30 mL) shredded fresh basil


1. Strip all but the top few leaves from rosemary sprigs to make skewers, reserving leaves; wrap skewers in plastic wrap and refrigerate.


2. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat and season water with salt. Reduce heat and boil gently for about 15 min or until potatoes are tender. Drain and let cool slightly. 


3. Finely chop enough rosemary leaves to make 3/4 tsp (3 mL), reserving remaining leaves for another use. In a bowl, whisk together chopped rosemary, vinegar, mustard and sugar. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer 2 tbsp (25 mL) of marinade to another bowl and add Canadian Bocconcini. Cut each potato in half and add to remaining marinade in bowl; toss gently to coat. Cover both bowls and refrigerate until potatoes are cool and flavourful, at least 4 hours or for up to 1 day.


4. Thread 1 potato half, 1 tomato and 1 Canadian Bocconcini onto each rosemary skewer and place on a serving platter. Drizzle with the marinade and sprinkle with basil, salt and pepper. (Platter can be wrapped and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.)

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Chilling time: 4 hours up to 1 day

Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes

Yield: 16 skewers 


Cooking Tips:

If fresh rosemary sprigs aren’t available, substitute sixteen 4- or 6-inch (10 or 15 cm) bamboo skewers and use 1/4 tsp (1 mL) crumbled dried rosemary in the dressing.

If baby potatoes or mini bocconcini aren’t available, use small new potatoes, quartered and larger Canadian Bocconcini or Mozzarella, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces.


Nutritional Information

Per serving

Energy:                        112 Calories
Protein:                        5 g
Carbohydrates:            3 g
Fat:                              9 g
Fibre:                           0.4 g
Sodium:                       40 mg

Here are the key nutrients provided by a serving:

Calcium:                      7% / 81 mg
Vitamin B12:              9%
Zinc:                            7%
Niacin:                         7%
Phosphorus:                 6%

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Recipe and image courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada.


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