These Italian Tomato-Mozzarella Caprese Skewers are easy and quick appetizer which you can make ahead of the party. Check out the easy recipe.
You can also try my refreshing Fruit Skewers With Honey Vanilla Yogurt Dip if you love fruits as much as I do.
About This Recipe
Have you ever had a salad on skewers? If no, then you must give this oh so refreshing Caprese Skewers a try. Made with just 4 ingredients, Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Basil Leaf, and Balsamic reduction, this is one super easy appetizer that everyone needs to taste.
Softballs of mozzarella cheese, tangy cherry tomatoes, and refreshing basil, flavored with a balsamic reduction, these tomato mozzarella skewers are such a treat that can be made in just 15 minutes. It is a great side dish to serve for your weekend meals, as a starter, or even during barbecue parties.
This appetizer surely looks easy but is loaded with a lot of flavor and texture. And believe me, it’s so addictive, that you will not stop at just one.
They are tasty, yes but they look also so appealing making it perfect to serve for house parties, potlucks, game night, or even a movie night too. They also make a great appetizer for weddings or festivals such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.
These Caprese Salad Skewers are,
- Easy & Quick
- Made with just 4 ingredients
- Loaded with Flavour
- Perfect party appetizers
Cherry Tomatoes – Always choose cherry tomatoes that are red and a little firm. Do not choose the tomatoes with green patches as they are not ripe and also not sweet.
Mozzarella Cheese – Soft Mozzarella balls are skewed along with tomatoes and basil. This one has a super soft and moist texture that has a lot of milky flavors. Go for mini balls.
Basil – Basil adds a refreshing taste along with a beautiful aroma to these Skewers. Always use fresh basil leaves and avoid using the wilted ones for these skewers.
Balsamic Reduction – Making balsamic reduction at home is super easy! Just add Balsamic Vinegar in the pan and cook until it thickens. It will just take 5 to 6 minutes. It adds a nice tangy vinegar touch with a hint of sweetness.
Salt and Pepper – To subtly flavour it more, sprinkle a little salt and pepper on top.
You can also use extra virgin olive oil instead of balsamic vinegar on these Mozzarella Caprese Skewers, but the taste will differ a bit.
Step By Step Recipe
Thread tomato, basil leaf and mozzarella ball on small skewers.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
Drizzle with balsamic reduction. Serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can make these Mini Caprese Skewers ahead of time and refrigerate it for a few hours in an airtight container. Just do not add balsamic reduction yet.
Prepare the balsamic reduction too and keep aside. When you are ready to serve, pour the reduction on the top of Caprese Skewers, and serve.
Apart from Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, and Basil Leaves, you can also add in Black Olives, Green Olives, Peaches, Strawberries, Salami, Melons, Cucumber, Prosciutto, Blackberry, Watermelon, etc. All of these tastes great with the balsamic drizzle.
You can also add grilled fruits such as Peach, Melon, etc for an added taste. So experiment with other ingredients too and if you do, don’t forget to share it with me
To make a balsamic reduction or balsamic glaze, you will need 2 cups of Balsamic Vinegar and ½ cup Brown Sugar.
Add balsamic vinegar and sugar in a pan. Heat over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
Simmer the heat to medium-low and cook until the mixture is reduced to half and starts to coat the back of the spoon. It will take 15-20 minutes for the mixture to cook to the right consistency.
Keep stirring at regular intervals while cooking. Remove the pan from heat and let the glaze cool down. Store in a glass jar and use as required.
Check out my detailed post on how to make Balsamic Reduction here.
You can serve these Mini Caprese Skewers as an appetiser for your house parties or potlucks.
You can even serve them as a side dish along with Chicken Florentine Pasta or Aglio Olio. I also like to serve it when I make a full-fledged Italian meal for my weekend brunch.
Caprese Skewers Recipe
- 10-12 Cherry Tomatoes
- 10-12 Mini Mozzarella Cheese Balls
- 10-12 Basil Leaves
- Salt (to taste)
- 2 tablespoon Balsamic Reduction
- Thread tomato, basil leaf and mozzarella ball on small skewers.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
- Drizzle with balsamic reduction.
- Serve immediately.
You can also add grilled fruits such as Peach, Melon, etc for an added taste. So experiment with other ingredients too and if you do, don’t forget to share it with me.
Did you make this recipe? Let me know!