These Caprese Salad Skewers are and easy way to serve Caprese Salad as an appetizer. Just thread cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls and basil on to a toothpick and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Great to serve for summer parties, barbecues and game time.
Everyone loves a caprese salad but when you want to serve it as an appetizer it can be a little messy. Imagine holding a glass of wine, a small plate with the normal caprese salad, a knife and fork and, well, you get the picture. Threading all those delicious ingredients on a skewer is a novel way to serve the salad in bite size form. Plus it looks great on the serving dish too!
Frequently Asked Questions About This Caprese Appetizer
How Long Will This Appetizer Last?
These skewers are best eaten within a day but will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. However, they will give off quite a bit of juice so they will must likely have to be drained.
Why is it Called Caprese Salad?
The name is actually Italian for "Salad of Capri". No one knows if it originally came from there but it might have its origins in Capri from a dish that was prepared with similar ingredients.
Other Ways to Serve This Summer Appetizer
Take all those delicious ingredients and pile them on a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, stuff them inside a chicken breast and bake, throw them into a pasta salad or pack them into Caprese Empanadas.
Change it up on the skewer and add cooked tortellini or even prosciutto for a more hearty appetizer.
Easy Steps to Make Caprese Salad Skewers
Gather ingredients - cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls and fresh basil.
Thread on to a long skewer, alternating ingredients.
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Caprese Salad Skewers
- 12 Cherry Tomatoes
- 12 Bocconcini (Fresh Mozzarella Balls) use Buffalo mozzarella for GMO-free option
- 12 Large Basil Leaves
- Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
- Take a basil leaf and push the toothpick through one end of the leaf.
- Add the mozzarella ball then the tomato.
- Finish by spearing the other end of the basil leaf. If the leaf is not large enough, try putting just the mozzarella ball in-between the leaf or just use two leaves – put one on first, then the mozzarella, another leaf and then the tomato.
- When finished assembling appetizer, sprinkle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar over them.
- Make at least 2 per person when determining quantities for a party.
Other Ways to Serve This Summer AppetizerTake all those delicious ingredients and pile them on a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, stuff them inside a chicken breast and bake, throw them into a pasta salad or pack them into Caprese Empanadas. Change it up on the skewer and add cooked tortellini or even prosciutto for a more hearty appetizer.
This post has been updated with new photos and better directions. It was originally published on March 28, 2014.