Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers

 

These bite sized salad-on-a-sticks are the perfect summer appetizer. With all the flavor of classic caprese and no fork required, it’s hard to go wrong! This recipe only has 5 ingredients and couldn’t be easier.
Caprese Salad Skewers
Ingredients:
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Pinch of salt
16 cherry or grape tomatoes
4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
8 fresh basil leaves
Other: 16 3-4” wood cocktail skewers
Instructions:
Place the balsamic vinegar and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the balsamic vinegar is thickened and reduced by about half (it will continue to thicken as it cools). Set aside to cool.
In the meantime prepare the skewers. Dice the mozzarella into ¼-oz cubes. Slice each basil leaf in half or thirds.
Stack 1 cube of cheese, 2 tomatoes, and 2 fresh basil pieces on each skewer. You should have a for a total of 12 skewers.
Drizzle the skewers with the balsamic reduction.
Notes:
This recipe is easy to multiply for a crowd!
If you want to make these ahead of time, refrigerate the skewers for up to 24 hours (covered), stored separately from the balsamic reduction. Drizzle just before serving.
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Caprese Salad Skewers are such a pretty appetizer to make. They are also incredible easy to make and they have a ton of delicious, fresh flavor!

Hello! How was your Easter?

We had a great Easter, hanging with family and eating yummy food all day. We started at Grandma’s having bagels with lachs (salmon), fruit, ham, blintz (baked crepes), cheese bread, and mimosas! Then we headed back home to make caprese skewers to bring to our Aunt’s and Uncle’s house. I figured something light and fresh would be a good appetizer given the amount of food we had already enjoyed that day and still had yet to eat.