Dinner With Giada de Laurentiis

Chef , author of "Giada's Family Dinners" and host of "Everyday Italian," drops by with this tricolor salad on a stick — perfect for large groups:

• Sun-Dried Tomato and Mozzarella Kebabs

(8-10 Servings)


20 (8-inch) wooden skewers

20 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, halved and drained, oil reserved

40 medium fresh basil leaves

40 small fresh water-packed mozzarella balls, drained

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Onto 20 wooden skewers, alternately thread 1 sun-dried tomato half, 1 basil leaf, 1 mozzarella ball, 1 more basil leaf, 1 more sun-dried tomato half, and 1 more mozzarella ball.

Arrange the skewers on a platter. Drizzle the reserved oil from the sun-dried tomatoes over the skewers.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, serve

For more information, visit: www.giadadelaurentiis.com