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Caprese Skewers are a simple and delicious snack made with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, drizzled with a homemade balsamic glaze and seasoned olive oil mix.
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  1. Caprese Salad Skewers
  2. Why We Love This Recipe
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Our Caprese Skewers Recipe
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Other Easy Appetizers
  8. Caprese Skewers Recipe

Caprese Skewers are a super easy, Italian-inspired appetizer made with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, drizzled with a homemade balsamic glaze and seasoned olive oil mix.

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Caprese Salad Skewers

There’s nothing quite like the fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, aromatic basil, and balsamic glaze that comes with a caprese salad. It’s one of my go-to snacks, especially during the summer months. It’s light and refreshing and I just love the flavors. So, it should come as no surprise that I love these caprese skewers.

These Caprese skewers are so simple to make, and have the same flavors of a traditional Caprese salad. Having them in skewer form saves them from falling apart or making a mess. They are the perfect thing for an appetizer at a get together, and they can be put together in less than 20 minutes!

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Caprese appetizer, great for a crowd
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Ready in less than 20 minutes
  • Easy caprese recipe
  • Simple assembly
  • Can use store-bought balsamic glaze
  • Healthy snack or lunch option
  • Low carb 
  • Delicious, fresh ingredients
  • Perfect light, summer snack
holding in one hand caprese skewers

Ingredients/Shopping List

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 10-ounces grape or cherry tomatoes (1 package)
  • 8 ounces mini mozzarella cheese balls
  • Fresh basil leaves

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How to Make Our Caprese Skewers Recipe

This recipe will come together in 4 easy steps. Simply make the glaze, assemble the skewers, drizzle, and enjoy!

Heat the balsamic vinegar for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper.
Pro-tip: When heating your balsamic vinegar (if you choose to make your own glaze) it will begin to have more of a glaze texture. This is what you want! Don’t fret if the volume of liquid has reduced, that’s normal. You should be able to dip a spoon into the glaze, run your finger through the glaze along the back of a spoon and see a solid line.
Assemble to skewers alternating between tomato, mozzarella, and basil.

assemble tomato, mozzarella, and basil in a stick

Brush the olive oil mixture over the top of the skewers.

Brush the olive oil mixture over the top of the skewers.

Followed by the balsamic glaze drizzle.

drizzle balsamic over the skewers

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • BALSAMIC VINEGAR: You also have the option of buying a premade balsamic glaze. 
  • GARLIC POWDER: Switch this out for a ½ teaspoon of minced garlic if you enjoy fresh garlic. 
  • GRAPE TOMATOES:You can get different colors and types of small tomatoes here. Cherry and grape tomatoes work great for these skewers. 
  • MOZZARELLA: The mozzarella pearls work great for this recipe, but if you can’t find them at your grocery store, you could also use fresh mozzarella and cut it into small pieces for the skewers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store these Caprese Skewers?

If you are going to store these or make ahead, make sure you store the skewer separately from the glaze and olive oil mixture. If stored in an airtight container, all of these things will last 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Just apply the olive oil and balsamic glaze right before serving.

What can I add to these skewers?

These are a simple, fresh appetizer, but you can make them more filling by adding some things. Try adding some avocado, artichoke hearts, olives, or slices of italian sausage. These will add some extra taste, but are still in the family of flavors for the original “caprese.” And although the caprese dishes are the classic colors of the Italian flag, I always recommend adding to and changing up a recipe to make it your own. 

What is the difference between grape and cherry tomatoes?

The two types of tomatoes are pretty much interchangeable, but cherry tomatoes are larger, sweeter, and quite watery. Grape tomatoes are half the size of cherry tomatoes. They are firmer, meatier, have thicker skins, and last longer.

caprese skewers

Other Easy Appetizers

Blooming Quesadilla Ring | Jalapeño Popper Dip | Grape Jelly Meatballs {3-Ingredients} | The Best Crockpot Little Smokies Recipe | Sheet Pan Nachos | Beef Taco Ring (Made with Crescent Rolls)

5 from 2 votes
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Caprese Skewers

Serves — 14
Caprese Skewers are a simple and delicious snack made with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, drizzled with a homemade balsamic glaze and seasoned olive oil mix.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 10 ounce grape or cherry tomatoes (1 package)
  • 8 ounces mini mozzarella cheese balls
  • Fresh basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the balsamic vinegar for about 10-15 minutes until it has reduced into more of a glaze, stirring occasionally. The volume of liquid will have reduced as well. You should be able to dip a spoon into the glaze, run your finger through the glaze along the back of the spoon, and see a solid line. Take off heat to cool slightly.
  • In a separate, small bowl, combine the olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Assemble skewers by alternating between one cherry tomato, one mini mozzarella cheese ball, and a basil leaf.
  • Once all skewers are filled and assembled, brush the olive oil mixture over the top, followed by the balsamic glaze over all the skewers.
  • Plate and serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Note: When heating your balsamic vinegar (if you choose to make your own glaze) it will begin to have more of a glaze texture. This is what you want! Don’t fret if the volume of liquid has reduced, that’s normal. You should be able to dip a spoon into the glaze, run your finger through the glaze along the back of a spoon and see a solid line.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Made these for a Graduation party… Easy finger food, very pretty and delicious! One question… What do you mean by “Run your Find”? This is in the directions: You should be able to dip a spoon into the glaze, “run your find” through the glaze along the back of a spoon and see a solid line.