Caprese Salad Skewers

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.

Tomato, basil and mozzarella threaded on skewers on wooden cutting board with tomatoes on vine in background

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.

Skewered appetizer on wooden cutting board

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

Gathered ingredients for making appetizer. Mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil on wooden board.

Gather ingredients – cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls and fresh basil.

closeup of skewer with tomatoes mozzarella and basil.

Thread on to a long skewer, alternating ingredients.

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Caprese Skewers square
Caprese Salad Skewers
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

These 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.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: caprese appetizer, caprese salad, caprese salad skewers with cherry tomatoes, summer appetizer
Servings: 12 appetizers
Calories: 73 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 12 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 12 Bocconcini (Fresh Mozzarella Balls) use Buffalo mozzarella for GMO-free option
  • 12 Large Basil Leaves
  • Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
  • Toothpicks
Directions
  1. Take a basil leaf and push the toothpick through one end of the leaf.
  2. Add the mozzarella ball then the tomato.
  3. 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.
  4. When finished assembling appetizer, sprinkle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar over them.
  5. Make at least 2 per person when determining quantities for a party.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Salad Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 37mg1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated with new photos and better directions. It was originally published on March 28, 2014.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    07/10/2019 at 10:30 am

    5 stars
    I love your recipe, I’ll be making it again!

  • Reply
    Jenn
    07/10/2019 at 10:28 am

    5 stars
    So fresh and easy to make! Love these for parties

  • Reply
    whatjessicabakednext
    03/31/2014 at 12:07 pm

    I love caprese! Definitely a recipe to try!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/31/2014 at 12:16 pm

      It’s easy and never sticks around long at parties. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Corina
    03/30/2014 at 5:35 am

    I love the idea of putting a caprese salad on a stick. It’s a great idea for parties.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/30/2014 at 7:00 am

      I have done it for many a party and you are right – it is perfect and it is always a hit. Hope you enjoy.

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