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    These cute Caprese skewers make for a fun appetizer or finger food. Easy to make with a few simple ingredients, they are a fresh and tasty bite that your friends and family will love!

    caprese skewers with balsamic glaze

    These crowd-pleasing skewers are one of my favorite salads in finger food form. Super fun to eat the tomato and mozzarella Caprese skewers and made with fresh and tasty ingredients and drizzled in a sweet and tangy balsamic reduction.

    These tomato mozzarella skewers are so simple to make and easy to serve, perfect as an appetizer or party hors d’oeuvres.

    For more party finger food, be sure to check out my Ricotta and Prosciutto Cracker Appetizers and Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites.

    tomatoes mozzarella and basil on a skewer

    Caprese skewers ingredients

    • Cherry tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes are the perfect size for the skewers and they are wonderfully sweet.
    • Bite sized mozzarella balls: Also known as bocconcini. The creamy cheese balances really well with the acidity of the tomatoes and balsamic.
    • Basil leaves: Fresh basil leaves add color and freshness to each bite.
    • Olive oil and Italian seasoning: The mozzarella balls are coated in this herby mixture for an extra hit of flavor.
    • Balsamic glaze: It’s so quick and easy to make your own balsamic glaze and it adds a wonderful tang to the skewers.
    • Salt and pepper: Added to taste.
    ingredients for caprese skewers

    How to make caprese skewers

    • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, Italian seasoning and salt, and pepper to taste. Add the mozzarella balls to the bowl and toss them to coat.
    • Thread the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella balls onto the skewers alternating between them. (You need 3 tomatoes, 3 basil leaves, and 2 mozzarella balls per skewer.)
    • Place the balsamic glaze in a small plastic bag with one corner snipped off. Drizzle the balsamic over the skewers, and serve immediately.
    process shots of making caprese skewers

    Can you make these Caprese bites ahead of time?

    This Caprese appetizer is best served pretty close to you making them so that they are fresh. You can make up the skewers a few hours ahead of serving and keep them covered in the fridge. Add on the balsamic reduction just before serving.

    What can you serve them with?

    These Caprese salad skewers can be served by themselves, but if you are planning a bigger feast they can be served alongside other appetizers like bruschetta, crostini, olives, or as part of a charcuterie board. They are also great served as a side with grilled meats and chicken.

    Caprese skewers on a platter

    Marinated Caprese skewers recipe

    The thing that really makes these Caprese kabobs stand out from the crowd is the marinated mozzarella balls as it adds another level of herby flavor. They don’t need long to marinate, a few minutes will do it, but you can marinate them for up to 5 days before you need them and keep them covered in the fridge.

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • If you are making the tomato mozzarella basil skewers ahead of time, keep them covered in the fridge so that the mozzarella doesn’t dry out.
    • Use the freshest ingredients you can and make sure that the tomatoes are ripe for the best mini Caprese skewers.
    Caprese Salad skewers with mozzarella balls and grape tomatoes

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    Caprese Skewers

    These cute caprese skewers make for a fun appetizer or finger food. Easy to make with a few simple ingredients, they are a fresh and tasty bite that your friends and family will love!
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 12 skewers
    Calories 170kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Add the mozzarella balls to the bowl and toss them to coat.
    • Thread the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella balls onto the skewers alternating between them. (You need 3 tomatoes, 3 basil leaves and 2 mozzarella balls per skewer.)
    • Place the balsamic glaze in a small plastic bag with one corner snipped off. Drizzle the balsamic over the skewers, and serve immediately.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • If you are making the skewers ahead of time, keep them covered in the fridge so that the mozzarella doesn’t dry out.
    • Use the freshest ingredients you can and make sure that the tomatoes are ripe.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine Italian
    Keyword caprese salad skewers, caprese skewers
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