Caprese Skewers With Balsamic Glaze Recipe
Caprese Skewers With Balsamic Glaze Recipe – light and fresh Caprese salad on a stick. Party style appetizer made with just four main ingredients and wooden skewers.
These Caprese skewers could be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to two days. I don’t recommend that you make them more than two days in advance. They are perfect for birthdays and celebrations. These are also great for baby showers, bridal showers, baptisms and christenings. Any party that requires party food.
Making Caprese skewers by threading cherry tomatoes and Ciliengine (cherry sized mozzarella balls), with fresh flavorful basil in between on a stick and drizzling then with rich, thick, sweet balsamic glaze.
All the necessary ingredients for the Classic Caprese Salad, but transformed into a fun party skewer.
A very long time ago I shared with you a recipe for balsamic reduction. You can either use the recipe of purchase a jar of balsamic glaze at the store.
What is balsamic glaze? Also called balsamic reduction. You can find it here.
There are different ways to make balsamic reduction. Some people add extra sweetener to the balsamic vinegar. Others add some water.
I make mine with only one ingredient – balsamic vinegar. Just be careful not to burn it while cooking to reduce and thicken it.
What is balsamic glaze used for?
Balsamic glaze is used on salads, vegetables, pizzas, cheese or antipasto skewers.
Instead of balsamic reduction (glaze) can you use balsamic vinegar on top of these kebabs?
Absolutely! But the result won’t be the same. Balsamic glaze is thick and sweet, but balsamic vinegar is more watery and has its acidity.
Can you drizzle olive oil on top of these Caprese skewers?
You can! It is optional.
What ingredients do you need to make Caprese salad skewers?
- cherry tomatoes (grape tomatoes work too)
- cherry sized mozzarella balls
- fresh basil leaves
- wooden skewers
- balsamic glaze or vinegar
Let’s talk servings. How Many Caprese Skewers per person?
Well, it depends on how big they are.
It also depends if you are serving them as a party appetizer or a salad on a stick.
As an appetizer, I’d say 4 will be plenty.
As a salad you can serve up to 6.
Each one of these Caprese kebabs has two cherry tomatoes and two Ciliengine mozzarella balls.
How to serve Caprese Skewers?
You can serve them on a plate with a container of balsamic glaze on the side.
Add to h’ordeuvres or appetizer platters.
Can you add spices like black pepper, garlic powder of herbs like dried oregano on top of these Caprese skewers?
You can, if you’d like to enhance the flavor. I personally don’t like adding garlic nor black pepper. I’d probably add just a little bit of dried oregano for extra flavor.
How to eat Caprese skewers? What do they go well with?
You can either eat them off the wooden skewer (please, be very careful, I personally wouldn’t, but I’ve seen people do it !!!) or take them off of it and plate on a plate.
Can you include Caprese Skewers in a Party Platter?
Yes! They will be perfect for a party platter. Just make sure you add a small container on the side for the glaze, so it can be added right before serving.
Caprese Skewers With Balsamic Glaze Recipe - light and fresh Caprese salad on a stick. Party style appetizer made with just four main ingredients and wooden skewers.
Prepare the balsamic glaze following my recipe or use store bought.
On each wooden skewer, spear a tomato, then basil leaf, then mozzarella ball, then, basil, tomato, basil and mozzarella ball. Finish with basil. You may decide to use less basil because the flavor of fresh basil is a little too strong.
Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve.
These Caprese skewers could be made two days ahead of time.