Caprese Salad Skewers
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If you like caprese salad, you’ll love this!! Caprese salad is Italian.If you want to be real fancy, you can call this Caprese Antipasto (Italian for appetizer). Caprese skewers are (1) healthy, (2) easy and (3) super tasty. And aren’t they cute? I served these at my sisters baby shower. They were quite a treat. Don’t skip the homemade Balsamic Glaze which puts these over the top.
Ingredients for Caprese Salad Skewers:
8 oz Cherry or Grape tomatoes
A generous handful of Fresh basil
1 lb fresh mozzarella
Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Toothpicks (I found these fancy 1-sided kind at Wal-Mart)
Assembling Caprese Skewers:
1. Slice your tomatoes in half
2. Cut your mozzarella into bite-size slices. These are pretty decent with regular mozzarella too.
3. Rinse and dry your fresh basil. You can tear the larger leaves in half.
4. Skewer onto a toothpick with the basil and cheese sandwiched between your tomato halves. Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze and olive oil. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
Well, there you have it. A super yummy appetizer. No cooking required. What’s your favorite party appetizer?
Caprese Salad Skewers
- 8 oz Cherry or Grape tomatoes
- Generous handful of Fresh basil
- 1 lb fresh mozzarella
- Balsamic glaze
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
Slice your tomatoes in half and cut your mozzarella into bite-size slices.
Rinse and dry your fresh basil. You can tear the larger leaves in half.
Skewer onto a toothpick with the basil and cheese sandwiched between your tomato halves.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and serve
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Can I make these the day before?
Hi Theresa, I love it fresh because I feel tomatoes don’t refrigerate well and generally should not be refrigerated or they turn mealy. Also, you wouldn’t want to drizzle on the glaze until ready to serve or it will discolor the cheese and basil and won’t look as presentable done ahead. I wish there was an easy way to make this one ahead, but alas… there is not.
These Caprese skewers are easy to put together and were a hit at a pot luck brunch we attended this morning (100% gone!). I decided to make them right before the event so the basil didn’t get weird in the fridge (like it sometimes does) and used BelGioioso fresh mozzarella snacking cheese from Costco for their easy size balls. The tiny drizzle of balsalmic was the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for a great recipe!
Hi Sue. I’m so happy it worked out for you! Thank you for the great review!
Hi Natasha, the toothpicks you bought are they longer then the regular size?
Hi Tanya, the toothpicks I used on these Caprese skewers were regular sized 🙂 I wish I could find them again. They are so cute with that little spindle end 🙂
I found them in smart & final store, but thinking they to short. Planning to make a bunch for an engagement party.
What a fun idea! I hope you all love them!
“Fancy” toothpick with the spindle ends can be found at most Asian stores. They aren’t one sided. Some also carry an extra long version but I don’t think you’d want to fill it with more than one tomato/mozzarella/basil.
looks really good! can i make them a day ahead? or right before serving?
Sveta, you can assemble them a day before, but drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil just before serving. Hope this helps :).
Caprese Salad is one of my favorite summer treats! I saw this recipe on Pinterest and pinned it about 6 months ago. When I needed something to bring to church for an event yesterday, I remembered these. They were a hit! Thank you so much for this fresh twist on an old salad!
You’re welcome! Thanks for pinning! I do the same thing when I’m looking for ideas. I love Pinterest! It’s like your own personalized magazine 🙂 I’m so happy you liked the skewers 🙂
I made these for a little get together. They are just beautiful addition to the table. My husband even liked them 🙂 Thank you so much for all your hard work!!!!
I’m so glad you both enjoyed them 😀
Tried making this today – great combination of ingredients. Tastes delicious and looks very fancy. Thank you !!!
I like the fanciness too 🙂
Too Cute! I was looking for a way to incorporate grape tomatoes with a Caprese salad for a teachers lunch at my sons school. I may leave the tomato whole because it will sit out a little while. I was able to find fresh mozzarella “pearls” (look like marbles).
The small balls of mozzarella would be perfect!
The liquid that fresh mozzerella is “marinated” in is simply water and salt. It keeps well in this liquid for days. If you havent used up the fresh mozzerella in a few days, just rinse the mozzerella in water, and replace the liquid with fresh water and salt. I dont recall the exact ratio of salt to water, but I’m sure you can look that up on any brand of fresh mozzerella. (Or Google their brand website).
By the way, these look super cute! I make brolied caprese sandwhiches in the oven. Rustic bread slices, olive oil, garlic salt, (You can use regular salt. I just cook everything with garlic salt. lol) tomato, basil, (I love spinach, so thats what I always use instead of basil.), and fresh mozzerella. These sandwhiches are amazing when the tomato is lightly browned and the mozzerella is melted. Yum!
Oh my gosh, broiled caprese sandwiches sound so good!! What you just described is making me drool! Thanks for the info. It’s good to know that you can replace the liquid to keep it fresh.
What a bright idea!
Thank you so much 🙂
Where did you get this fresh mozzarella cheese?
I bought it at Winco in a little tub. It was marinated in some kind of liquid. I also tried regular mozzarella, which works if you aren’t able to find the fresh mozzarella.
What is Balsamic vinegar? Can i just use regular?
Look for it next to the regular vinegars. Plain vinegar won’t work for this. It’s a dark vinegar made from a reduction of grape juice; the same thing they use for dipping bread at Italian restaurants. It’s also just fantastic mixed with a little olive oil for dipping homemade artisan bread. Mmmm.
They are so cute!!! . Light, easy and fast, Perfect for any ocation 🙂 beautiful presentation as always.
Thanks Inessa 🙂 You are so sweet!