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How To Make Mini Caprese Salad Skewers In 5-Minutes!

Written by Shelby Torrese

These mini caprese salad skewers are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next dinner party, or even a healthy snack to keep in your fridge!

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These mini caprese salad skewers are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next dinner party, or even a healthy snack to keep in your fridge!

My favorite dishes revolve around cheese. Macaroni and cheese, charcuterie boards, baked brie, each of these recipes have cheese as the main event! What I don’t always love is how filling or messy they can be. Macaroni can be too heavy, and I’m not always the biggest fan of finger food at parties, like charcuterie boards. Caprese skewers on the other hand, is my favorite cheese dish because it’s light, delicious, and easy to eat on the go!

I first had caprese salad skewers at a kid’s birthday party, believe it or not! My entire family and neighborhood is Italian, so it’s not that shocking, but I couldn’t believe I’d never seen them before. They were beautifully displayed, perfectly portioned, and so easy to eat without a plate. I would just grab one and a napkin, and walk around as if it were a popsicle! The caprese skewers were such a big hit that you couldn’t go to a party on our block for months without seeing them. Not that anyone was complaining about that! Plus, the caprese skewers recipe is so simple, it’s perfect for get-togethers, birthdays, any kind of hosting!

caprese salad skewers

What Are Caprese Skewers?

Caprese salad skewers are basically a caprese salad on a stick. Imagine a kebab, but with the ingredients for a caprese salad. It has mozzarella, basil, and tomato on a stick. They’re drizzled with balsamic, or it’s served on the side as a dipping sauce. Caprese skewers are the easiest (and most fun!) way to serve a caprese salad.

They’re a great addition to any event, because they’re easy to make and easy to eat! They’re the perfect way to include a salad as an h’orderve. You don’t need to use a fork, you don’t need to cut anything, you just simply bite and enjoy! 

How To Make Caprese Salad Skewers

This caprese skewers recipe is so simple, I guarantee you will start making them for every occasion, including last-minute dinners! For these caprese salad skewers, you gather similar, but not exactly the same, ingredients as you would for a caprese salad. For this caprese skewers recipe, you’re going to want cherry tomatoes rather than beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, so that they’re bite-sized. Same thing goes for the cheese. You’re going to want to get small, mozzarella balls. You could cut up a larger mozzarella ball, but that just adds more work to your plate. Lastly, you’ll want fresh basil leaves, balsamic glaze, and toothpicks or kebab sticks.

Start by washing and drying your tomatoes and basil. Then, grab your toothpick or kebab stick and start by adding one cherry tomato. Fold a piece of basil a few times so that it’s thick enough to be punctured, and add it after the tomato. Next, add the mozzarella ball after that, and then either drizzle the entire stick with balsamic once laying down, or have it as a dipping option on the side if served standing up. Continue this process for as many toothpicks or kebab sticks as you’d like. 

I guarantee you’re going to love these caprese skewers so much, and they look as gorgeous on display as they are delicious!

caprese salad skewers

caprese salad skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers

These mini caprese salad skewers are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next dinner party, or even a healthy snack to keep in your fridge!
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Total Time: 5 min
Serving Size: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6-18 cherry tomatoes
  • 16-18 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 (12-oz) tub marinated mozzarella balls
  • Balsamic glaze
  • 16-18 toothpicks

Steps

  1. Add 1 cherry tomato to a toothpick.
  2. Fold a basil leaf in half or into thirds and place it on the toothpick below the cherry tomato.
  3. Add a mozzarella ball on the end. If you would like to serve the appetizers vertically (so the toothpick is sitting on your platter straight up and down), place the mozzarella ball on the platter and move it around so that it looks like it’s in the most stable position and won’t roll much. Then pierce the toothpick into the top. 
  4. Just before serving, drizzle with homemade balsamic reduction. Serve with the remaining balsamic reduction on the side for guests to add more if they like.

About The Author

Shelby Torrese

Nutrition, Movement & Meditation Coach

Shelby Torrese is a wellness enthusiast (and matcha fanatic!) from Miami, FL. She attributes her love of movement to her mom, a personal trainer, and her love of food to her dad, a farmer. She studied creative writing in college while getting her yoga certification, and went on to pursue fitness and nutrition in grad school. Her go-to advice is, “Balance,” and she is a firm believer that the ocean can cure just about everything.

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • M.S. in Human Performance

 

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