Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers

Colorful, full of flavor and easy to make, this no-cook appetizer combines juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fragrant basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze to capture the essence of a classic Caprese salad in just two bites.

Caprese Salad Skewers

  • Ingredients:
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 boccancini (fresh mozzarella balls)
  • 12 large fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze (store-bought or homemade - see notes)

Preparation:
Thread a cherry tomato onto each of the skewers. Fold the basil leaves accordion style and thread onto the skewers, followed by a boccancini and a second cherry tomato. Serve with the balsamic reduction for drizzling.

Makes 12 pieces

Balsamic Glaze / Balsamic Reduction (store-bought):
Balsamic glaze is a wonderful ingredient that can be found in the condiment aisle of many supermarkets. A little goes a long way and it's delicious drizzled over all sorts of meats and veggies.

DIY Balsamic Glaze / Reduction:
A balsamic reduction is very easy to make and keeps safely in the refrigerator for at least a month.

Place 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar in small saucepan and bring to a slow simmer over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until it reaches the consistency of maple syrup. You should have about 1/3 cup.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely before serving. The glaze will thicken a little more as it cools.

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