These Mini mozzarella and Basil Caprese Appetizers are inspired by the classic Italian salad of caprese, which consists of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil.
The salad is named after the island of Capri, where it originated.
This Italian classic is transformed into a fun and convenient finger food that’s perfect for parties, picnics, or even a light lunch.
With the vibrant colors of cherry tomatoes, creamy mini mozzarella balls, and fragrant basil, these skewers are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes.
Ingredients need to make these mini Mozzarella and Basil Caprese Appetizer:
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Fresh mini mozzarella balls
- Fresh basil leaves
- Balsamic glaze
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Wooden skewers
- Prepare Your Ingredients: Start by gathering all the necessary ingredients and rinsing the cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. Make sure the mozzarella balls are at room temperature for the best flavour.
- Marinate the ingredients: Drain the mozzarella balls and put them in a bowl with the cherry tomatoes. Drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze. Season them with a pinch of salt. freshly ground black pepper and oregano. These simple seasonings will enhance the flavors of the fresh ingredients. The secret ingredient that takes these Caprese Salad Skewers to the next level is the balsamic glaze. It not only adds a sweet and tangy flavour but also gives the skewers a beautiful, glossy finish. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.
- Assemble Your Skewers: Take a wooden skewer and begin by skewering a cherry tomato, followed by a small basil leaf, and then a mozzarella ball. Repeat this pattern ending with a tomato, until you’ve filled each skewer, leaving some space at the top for handling.
- Serve and Enjoy: Place your finished Caprese Salad Skewers on a platter and serve immediately. The combination of sweet tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, aromatic basil, and the richness of balsamic glaze will delight your taste buds.
These Caprese Salad Skewers are a perfect addition to any gathering. They’re easy to assemble and look like a work of art on the plate. Plus, the flavours are fresh and summery, making them an ideal choice for warm-weather occasions.
Feel free to get creative with this recipe by adding other ingredients like prosciutto or olives for extra flavour and variety. You can also customize the size of your skewers to suit your preference – make them bite-sized skewered on a toothpick or longer on a regular skewer.
In just a few simple steps, you can create a crowd-pleasing dish that captures the essence of Italian cuisine. So, whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a refreshing snack, give these Caprese Salad Skewers a try – they’re sure to be a hit!
- 12 cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes)
- 8 fresh mozzarella balls (mini size)
- 8 fresh basil leaves
- 1 tbsp balsamic glaze
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp sea salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ tsp oregano
- Wash and drain the tomatoes and basil.
- Put the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls in a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt, pepper and oregano.
- Mix and let them marinate for at least half an hour.
- Thread them on wooden skewers starting with a cherry tomato, basil leaf (fold in half, if too big), mozzarella, tomato, mozzarella, basil leaf and finish with a tomato.
- Repeat with remaining ingredients, arranging them on a serving dish.
Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 218Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 36mgSodium 441mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 11g
"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."
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