A traditional Caprese salad served on a skewer – this is always a hit at parties and for good reason! It looks beautiful and tastes great. And as I always say, who doesn’t love food on a stick? It seems to bring out the little kid in all of us with such an amusing presentation.
Traditional Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: n/a
16 6” wooden skewers
8 red and 8 yellow/orange grape tomatoes
32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
16 bocconcini (mini-mozzarella balls)
1 c. balsamic vinegar
2 T. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
Tip: The warm balsamic glaze will start to melt the cheese on contact. For a cleaner presentation, avoid adding the glaze to the cheese while drizzling it onto the skewers.
- Thread a grape tomato onto a wooden skewer. Next, fold one basil leaf in half, dark side facing out, and add it to the skewer. Add one mini-mozzarella ball, followed by another folded basil leaf, and another grape tomato.
- Repeat Step #1 with the remaining tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella until you have 16 completed skewers. Arrange on a serving platter and set aside.
- To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume.
- Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly. Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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