Grape, Arugula and Gouda Skewers with a Walnut-Thyme Drizzle

Grape, Arugula and Gouda Skewers with a Walnut-Thyme Drizzle

It’s grape season! Don’t miss an opportunity to get a taste of incredible flavor of local, in-season grapes. Grapes and Gouda make for a sweet & savory combination, which pairs perfectly with peppery arugula. The smooth, herbed finish of our walnut oil with thyme brings the whole thing together. Serves 6 to 8.

What you need:

  • 24 grapes, such as black sapphire, Thompson, gum drop, flavor pop or a combination red and green grapes, which adds more color to the presentation
  • 48 leaves of baby arugula
  • About 4 oz. Beemster Vlaskaas Gouda, sliced into 24 cubes (1/2-inch in size)
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme or 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Sigona’s Roasted French Walnut Oil

Equipment:

  • Small skewers or toothpicks, about 4-inches long

Directions: Slide a grape halfway onto a skewer. Gently bend two arugula leaves in half and thread them on the skewer. Finish by threading on a cube of cheese, then stand or lay the skewer on a serving tray. Repeat with all remaining ingredients.

In a small bowl, mix together the walnut oil and thyme. Drizzle the oil mixture around the dish and lightly over the top of the skewers. Serve.

 

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