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Caprese Skewers

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Crafted with the simple ingredients you’d find in a caprese salad, these caprese skewers are a total winner whether you’re looking for a quick afternoon snack or a nice appetizer.

The juicy cherry tomatoes are nicely balanced with the cheesy mozzarella balls and the balsamic glaze, turning this dish into a total riot of flavors and textures.

The best part is- putting these caprese salad skewers is super easy. You’ll need just a few minutes!

What I Love About the Recipe

I love caprese salad, and if you’re like me and love the simple flavors of the sweet tomatoes with the cheese balls and the fresh basil, you’ve got to try making these!

They can be the perfect appetizer to serve at your summer parties and get-togethers, or just to put together and enjoy when you want to try something different and delicious.

You don’t even need to put in too much kitchen time and effort for this finger food.

Caprese Skewers Recipe Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 12

Ingredients For the Caprese Skewers Recipe

You’ll need just 5 simple ingredients to make these caprese skewers.

Caprese Skewers Ingredients

  • Cherry tomatoes: Add a juicy, sweet-tart flavor to the skewers.
  • Fresh mozzarella balls: Provide a creamy, rich contrast to the tomatoes.
  • Basil leaves: Fresh basil introduces a fragrant, herbal note.
  • Balsamic glaze: Drizzled on top for a sweet and tangy finish.
  • Black pepper: Adds a touch of heat and enhances the overall flavors.

How to Make the Caprese Skewers

Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make caprese skewers.

Step 1: Skewer Mozzarella Balls and a Basil Leaf

On a skewer place 2 small pearls of mozzarella. Then add a basil leaf. You can fold them in half if they’re too big.

Step 2: Skewer in Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Leaves

Then add a cherry tomato or use two cherry tomatoes if they’re smaller in size. Then add another basil leaf.

Step 3: Add Mozzarella Balls Again

And add 2 small mozzarella pearls again. Repeat until you run out of ingredients.

Step 4: Add Dressing & Season Well

Drizzle balsamic glaze and season with black pepper to taste.

Tips & Tricks to Nail the Caprese Skewers Recipe

Think you’re ready to give the recipe a try? Here are some more tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind.

  • Based on what you can find, you can use either cherry or grape tomatoes to make these mini caprese skewers.
  • Check your local grocery store for the best, fresh mozzarella balls, grape or cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.
  • To make sure the caprese skewers look nice and balanced, try to get your hands on grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes that are roughly the same size as the mozzarella balls.
  • If you don’t have the balsamic glaze that the recipe calls for, you can simply make it yourself by reducing balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan on low heat until it gets a nice, thicker consistency.
  • You can also add some garlic powder to the balsamic reduction if you want some extra flavor.
  • Also remember to season the caprese salad skewers well with salt and pepper to get them to have the best flavor.
  • You can also choose to drizzle some olive oil over the skewers if you want to.
  • Since this recipe calls for the use of minimal ingredients, make sure you choose the most fresh ingredients- from the mozzarella balls to the olive oil to the fresh basil leaves.
  • While this balsamic glaze already lends the caprese skewers a nice tangy flavor, you can also sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper or Italian seasoning over the skewers for some extra flavor and deliciousness.

Can I Make Caprese Skewers Ahead of Time?

You sure can!

You can assemble the caprese skewers a day in advance and refrigerate them in a serving platter covered with some plastic wrap. Then, when you want to serve them, just sprinkle some salt and pepper and drizzle some olive oil and tangy balsamic glaze over the skewers.

You can also choose to marinate the creamy mozzarella balls overnight in some olive oil to get some extra flavor to them. Then, all you need to do is add them into the little skewers.

I would recommend adding fresh basil leaf into the skewers towards the end, right when you want to serve.

How Can I Store the Caprese Appetizer Skewers?

You can store any leftover caprese skewers that you may have in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Remember that the fresh basil leaves that are a part of the skewers can start to wilt, so you may want to remove them.

Then, when you want to serve these caprese skewers, you can add some fresh basil leaves and some extra olive oil and balsamic drizzle as a final finishing touch.

How to Serve the Caprese Skewers

These caprese skewers taste best when made and served fresh, drizzled with balsamic glaze and teamed up with an Italian main or side of your choice.

Caprese Skewers

Caprese Skewers

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Crafted with the simple ingredients you'd find in a Caprese salad, these caprese skewers are a total winner whether you're looking for a quick afternoon snack or a nice appetizer.
The juicy cherry tomatoes are nicely balanced with the cheesy mozzarella balls and the balsamic glaze, turning this dish into a total riot of flavors and textures.
The best part is- putting these Caprese salad skewers is super easy. You'll need just a few minutes!

Ingredients

  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup mozzarella pearls
  • 24 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • ½ tsp black pepper, or to taste

Instructions

How to Make the Caprese Skewers

Once you have all your ingredients ready, here's what you'll need to do to make caprese skewers.

Step 1: Skewer Mozzarella Balls and a Basil Leaf

On a skewer place 2 small pearls of mozzarella. Then add a basil leaf. You can fold them in half if they're too big.

Step 2: Skewer in Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Leaves

Then add a cherry tomato or use two cherry tomatoes if they're smaller in size. Then add another basil leaf.

Step 3: Add Mozzarella Balls Again

And add 2 small mozzarella pearls again. Repeat until you run out of ingredients.

Step 4: Add Dressing & Season Well

Drizzle balsamic glaze and season with black pepper to taste.

Notes

Tips & Tricks to Nail the Caprese Skewers Recipe

Think you're ready to give the recipe a try? Here are some more tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind.

  • Based on what you can find, you can use either cherry or grape tomatoes to make these mini caprese skewers.
  • Check your local grocery store for the best, fresh mozzarella balls, grape or cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.
  • To make sure the caprese skewers look nice and balanced, try to get your hands on grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes that are roughly the same size as the mozzarella balls.
  • If you don't have the balsamic glaze that the recipe calls for, you can simply make it yourself by reducing balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan on low heat until it gets a nice, thicker consistency.
  • You can also add some garlic powder to the balsamic reduction if you want some extra flavor.
  • Also remember to season the caprese salad skewers well with salt and pepper to get them to have the best flavor.
  • You can also choose to drizzle some olive oil over the skewers if you want to.
  • Since this recipe calls for the use of minimal ingredients, make sure you choose the most fresh ingredients- from the mozzarella balls to the olive oil to the fresh basil leaves.
  • While this balsamic glaze already lends the caprese skewers a nice tangy flavor, you can also sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper or Italian seasoning over the skewers for some extra flavor and deliciousness.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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