Caprese Skewers

By Rena |

These Caprese Skewers are so easy to put together and keto-friendly. Ready in just minutes with no fuss required, these make a perfect appetizer for party or gathering. 

cherry tomato, basil leaf and mozzarella balls on a skewer

Having some sort of Caprese salad on your dinner when you are having a party or family gathering is a must. But these Caprese skewers are much more fun and fancy when you are having people over. Set them up on a plate, drizzle with balsamic vinegar or glaze, salt and pepper, and olive oil. The dried basil leaves are really optional but a nice little addition.

If you’re looking for other fun appetizers, why not also try my Sweet Potato Cheeseburger Sliders or my Broccoli Chicken Fritters!

why you’ll love these caprese skewers

  • An easy appetizer. These Caprese Skewers are so easy to make you can even have tour kids help out with making these. Just 10 mins from the pantry to table, perfect for parties.
  • Keto friendly. These have little to no carbohydrate and great for those who are on a keto diet.
  • A texture fiesta! Creamy mozzarella balls and juicy cherry tomatoes come together in an explosion of satisfying textures and flavors.

ingredients you’ll need

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Balls
  • Olive Oil
  • Basil Leaves
  • Balsamic Vinegar or Glaze
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dried Basil Leaves (optional)

how to make these caprese skewers

  • Assemble – Place one tomato, one mozzarella ball, and one basil leaf on a skewer or toothpick.
  • Garnish – Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Finish with salt and pepper and dried basil leaves if using.
tomato, basil and cheese balls on a skewer

recipe notes and tips

  • For best results use cherry or grape tomatoes.
  • You can use mozzarella balls or slices of mozzarella.
  • Fresh mozzarella is great but you can use cubed marinated mozzarella if that’s what’s available.
  • Don’t skip on the balsamic! It really brings out the flavor of the cheese and tomatoes.
  • If you want a really lovely presentation, go for little bamboo skewers instead of toothpicks – they look so lovely!
  • If you have big basil leaves, fold them over and skewer them. Easier to get them in your mouth
  • For parties, it can be fun to lay out some other dipping sauces and variations of flavored balsamic.
cherry tomato, basil leaf and cheese balls on a skewer

faq’s

what is Caprese?

A Caprese recipe is typically made up of tomato, mozzarella, and basil. It is traditionally eaten as a as a salad. There are other ways you can enjoy Caprese. You can stuff them in chicken and bake in the oven, baked over pasta, on a toast, over grilled chicken breast, stuffed with grilled cheese sandwich, or in a chicken panini. There are many different ways you can get creative with the way you east Caprese!

What do you serve with Caprese?

Even though you can enjoy Caprese the way it is as its simple form, which is fresh sliced tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and balsamic reduction, it is most times served with some sort of crunchy toast or bread. Similar to the bread used for bruschetta.

making caprese skewers ahead of time

Make-ahead by no more than half a day. Prepare these Caprese Skewers, then cover tightly with plastic wrap, store in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours. Drizzle balsamic over the skewers just before serving.

appetizer on a plate top view

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cherry tomato, basil leaf and mozzarella balls on a skewer

Caprese Skewers

Easy to make appetizer thats perfect for a party or gathering
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 12 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 12 Mozzarella Balls
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 12 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2-3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar or balsamic glaze
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Dried basil leaves optional

Instructions

  • Place one tomato, one mozzarella ball, and one basil leaf on a skewer or toothpick.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Finish with salt and pepper and dried basil leaves if using.

Notes

 
  • For best results use cherry or grape tomatoes.
  • You can use mozzarella balls or slices of mozzarella.
  • Fresh mozzarella is great but you can use cubed marinated mozzarella if that’s what’s available.
  • Don’t skip on the balsamic! It really brings out the flavor of the cheese and tomatoes.
  • If you want a really lovely presentation, go for little bamboo skewers instead of toothpicks – they look so lovely!
  • If you have big basil leaves, fold them over and skewer them. Easier to get them in your mouth
  • For parties, it can be fun to lay out some other dipping sauces and variations of flavored balsamic.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly
Serving size is per skewer

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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