The Easiest / Most Delicious Appetizer
If you’ve ever invited me to a potluck, you’re probably rolling your eyes because these caprese salad skewers with a balsamic glaze come with me almost every time.
Their only true competition is my Pomegranate Goat Cheese Crostini with a balsamic glaze. Can you guess what the common ingredient is?
If you haven’t had a chance to try out this seriously amazing condiment, it’s about time you get yourself some balsamic glaze.
This stuff goes great drizzled on just about anything; pizza, salads, a soggy piece of cardboard… you name it! It adds a sweetness to everything you use it on and is ridiculously easy to make.
Follow the recipe below to make your own and remember: you can always halve, double or triple the recipe to meet your needs.
To make the balsamic glaze, pour 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar into a saucepan and reduce by half. Set aside to cool and keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
If you don’t have the time to make it, no one is judging!
Balsamic glaze is becoming easier to find at most grocery stores. The bottle in the picture above is my go-to from Trader Joe’s and costs about $3. Here is another I found on Amazon that looks pretty great.
The cheese element of this recipe is pretty important as well, so let’s take a minute to talk about mini Mozzarella balls.
I usually buy mine at Trader Joe’s. Noticing any themes in my shopping habits?
While the small mozzarella balls add a cute touch to these caprese salad skewers, they aren’t always easy to find. You can try looking for them at a fancy grocery store. If you’re here in Portland, my favorite is New Seasons Market but if not, you could try Whole Foods.
If you have no luck there or 0 patience for visiting 3 stores for some small cheese balls, buy a log of mozzarella, cut it into small cubes, and call it a day!
Ready in Minutes
Assembling these tasty bites is as easy as skewering a basil leaf in between the tomatoes and mozzarella on a toothpick.
Drizzle generously with glaze and olive oil (optional) and the caprese salad skewers are ready to serve.
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Caprese Salad Skewers with a Balsamic Glaze
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 24 servings 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Italian
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic glaze (R 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar – see notes for directions)
- 24 leaves basil
- 24 balls mozzarella
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- 24 toothpicks
- Create an assembly line of the toothpicks, tomatoes, basil and cheese.
- In whatever order you like, add the three ingredients to the toothpicks (I like to do tomatoes, basil leaf, cheese).
- Repeat the steps until you’ve used all your ingredients.
- Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Keywords: Caprese Salad Skewers