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.Print
Caprese Salad Skewers
A simple twist on a traditional Caprese salad, these colorful skewers of ripe cherry tomatoes, fragrant basil and fresh mozzarella are an easy, no-cook appetizer that looks every bit as good as it tastes.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 12 pieces
- Category: Appetizers
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- 12 boccancini (fresh mozzarella balls)
- 12 large fresh basil leaves
- Balsamic glaze (store-bought or homemade – see notes)
- 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.
Store-Bought Balsamic Glaze / Reduction:
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.
Homemade 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.