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.

Caprese Skewers With Balsamic on a skewer

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.

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

 

How to make caprese skewers (kebabs/kabobs)?

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.

  1. Purchase cherry tomatoes, small mozzarella balls (Ciliengine), fresh basil and balsamic reduction (balsamic glaze).
  2. Purchase small wooden skewers.
  3. Thread the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella on the wooden sticks with leaves of fresh basil in between.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic glaze on top.
  5. Serve.

Caprese Skewers With Balsamic on a board

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.

Caprese Skewers With Balsamic on a wooden board

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 on a platter with tomatoes on the side

 

What to serve these Caprese Skewers With?

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Caprese skewers on a stick
Caprese Skewers With Balsamic Glaze Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

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.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese skewers, caprese skewers with balsamic
Servings: 12 skewers
Calories: 154 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare the balsamic glaze following my recipe or use store bought.

  2. 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.

  3. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

These Caprese skewers could be made two days ahead of time.

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Skewers With Balsamic Glaze Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 9.6%
Calcium 20.5%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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