Having a party? Need a quick appetizer idea? These Mini Caprese Skewers are perfect for any occasion.
One of my favorite appetizers when dining out at some of our favorite Italian restaurants is most definitely the Caprese Salad. I love the slices of soft mozzarella cheese paired with the juicy, succulent tomato slices. Add in the basil and balsamic reduction and I’m good as done, y’all. The flavors are out of this world delicious.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with the traditional Caprese Salad, I thought it could use a little makeover. Something more trendy, and adorable, I might add. My two boys won’t touch the traditional Caprese Salad, but they’ll devour these Mini Caprese Skewers.
And because I’m such a big fan of easy recipes, like normal, this is one that anybody can make!
This easy recipe can be doubled and even tripled. And I would highly recommend it. Unless, of course, you’re making them for yourself. These always seem to fly off the plate.
I picked up mini skewers from my local World Market, but I also found them on Amazon. You could also just use toothpicks if that’s all you have on hand.
Man, just looking at these pictures makes me want to get back in the kitchen and make another batch (that I’ll hide so I can eat them all by myself….).
Mini Caprese Skewers Recipe
- 5 cherry tomatoes, halved crosswise
- 10 bocconcini (fresh mozzarella balls)
- 10 small or 5 medium fresh basil leaves (if using larger leaves, cut in half)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- salt & pepper, optional
- 10 mini bamboo skewers
See how easy these Mini Caprese Skewers are, y’all — and they’re so good too!
Don’t forget to pin these Mini Caprese Skewers to your favorite boards on Pinterest so that you don’t lose it. And if we’re not friends on Pinterest, let’s be friends.
Here are a few more ways to use cherry tomatoes:
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grape Tomatoes with Bacon
- Grilled Bratwurst Kabobs
- Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad
- Quick and Easy Breakfast Pie
- Green Bean and Tuna Salad
- Greek Turkey and Olive Tapenade Pita
What’s your favorite way to use cherry tomatoes?