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Caprese Skewers Recipe

Caprese Salad Made Party Ready

Some parties call for showing off your culinary skills by trotting out complicated recipes, but in most cases easy-to-prepare finger fare is the way to go. Enter the caprese salad skewer; take that classic combo of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil; thread them on a skewer; and they instantly become the perfect nibble for entertaining. Because of this recipe's simplicity, be sure to seek out the best-quality ingredients you can find; ho hum, mealy tomatoes or flabby olive oil just won't do.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers


If your cherry tomatoes are particularly small (as mine were) cut the bocconcini in half so they're similar in size. To add more flavor, drizzle the skewers with balsamic reduction just before serving.

Caprese Salad Skewers


1 pint cherry tomatoes, rinsed and dried
Extra-virgin olive oil
Flaky sea salt
8 ounces bocconcini
Small leaves from about 1/2 a bunch of basil, rinsed and dried


  1. Add the cherry tomatoes to a medium mixing bowl, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle generously with salt, and gently toss to coat.
  2. Add the bocconcini to a second medium mixing bowl, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle generously with salt, and gently to toss to coat.
  3. Thread the tomatoes, bocconcini, and basil onto the skewers in this order: tomato, basil (fold larger leaves in half), bocconcini, tomato, basil, bocconcini. Repeat with the remaining skewers. Arrange on a platter.
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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
that has a nice presentation it, and looks delicious!
ChicagoChick ChicagoChick 9 years
Anything with olive oil is good with me! Fabulous and healthy? sign me up!! Sleek.Chic.Chicago.Love ya
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
Excellent. I'm totally stealing this for our next party.
wiggle wiggle 9 years
I love almost any food on a stick.
nowtro nowtro 9 years
OK this is awesome. Put this into the why didn't I think of this file!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Looks cute, but I hate tomato. Style Before Comfort!
OliverCakery OliverCakery 9 years
This is perfect - wonderful idea! I'm thinking Tomato, Chedder Cube, Romaine, Radish Slice... Homemade Ranch to dip it in!!
chellebaby chellebaby 9 years
So glad you posted this. I can't wait to make it this weekend. Thanks!
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 9 years
This looks like such a yummy, simple, healthy idea I think I'll try it next time I have dinner guests.
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