Caprese Skewers

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I love entertaining.   I like having people come over to my house so I don’t have to drive anywhere and I really like cooking for other people.   Most of the time when we entertain I make appetizers and snacks.   The most popular snacks I make are different types of dips, crostini, and desserts.

Caprese Skewers are the perfect fresh picnic snack

However, I like to try and have a few appetizers and snacks that are healthy and easy to put together.   One of my favorites is a veggie tray with homemade dip.   It’s something I make for most parties.   During the summer months I end up entertaining a lot and that means a lot of prep work.   By the time I have my friends over for a picnic or to sit out on the porch I don’t really want to cook a bunch of things so I’ve been looking for something easy and healthy to make.

I came up with Caprese skewers.   I knew that most of friends enjoy Caprese and I thought it would be fun to stack them on skewers and drizzle them with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.   They would be pick up and eat and I could make them ahead of time so they would be ready for company.   What I did was put the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil on the skewers ahead of time and put them in the refrigerator.   Then 30 minutes before my friends came over I drizzled them with the vinegar and oil and sprinkles them with salt and pepper.

Caprese Skewers are a fresh and easy summer appetizer

The resulting skewers were really pretty.  They were bright red, white, and green and looked super fresh.  It was easy to just throw them on a plate and put them on the table.  They were a big hit and I’ll be making them again in the future because they were so simple.  These would be great for an appetizer or snack at any event from a picnic to a formal dinner party.

Caprese Skewers are the perfect fresh picnic snack

Caprese Skewers

Yield: 8 skewers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Bright red cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and bright green basil leaves placed on skewers and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 c. fresh basil leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Mini skewers


  1. Wash the cherry tomatoes and set aside.
  2. Place the tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil leaves on a cutting board. Place a tomato, then a mozzarella ball, then a basil leaf of the skewer. Continue alternating until the skewer is filled. Place on a plate and repeat with the remaining tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
  3. Refrigerate the skewers for up to 24 hours. 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving, drizzle the skewers with vinegar and olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Set the skewers on a plate and serve.


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Easy Caprese Skewers are a fun an easy appetizer for parties or picnics



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