July 16, 2013

Caprese Salad Skewers

Let’s talk about the easiest, cutest, and most popular party appetizer ever.

Let’s talk about Caprese salad skewers.  

 A long time ago, some genius in Italy decided to combine basil, fresh mozzarella, and sun ripened summer tomatoes to make a salad. This simple salad would be drizzled with the best olive oil, salt, pepper, and maybe a beautifully aged balsamic vinegar. Then, another genius decided to use the mini version of each of these ingredients, stick them on a tooth pick and pass them around at parties. I mean, hello, the world is filled with great minds, people! We have to celebrate them.

I am certainly not the first nor will I be the last to make people happy with these cute Caprese skewers, but they are so simple and so loved that I had to share. Make them for your next party and you’ll see exactly what I mean. 

Caprese Salad Skewers
Makes 20 skewers

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 16 oz bambini bocconcini (baby mozzarella balls)
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • Toothpicks, for skewing
For dipping or drizzling, combine:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Using pretty toothpicks, skewer one bocconcini, one basil leaf, and one cherry tomato (if you are making larger skewers, simply repeat twice). Arrange in a single layer on your favorite platter. Repeat until ingredients are gone. 
  2. Just before serving, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar, or combine the ingredients and allow people to drizzle for themselves.


  1. I love the idea of salad on a stick! Now I just need to have a party so I have an excuse to make them. ;)

  2. These look so cool and pretty to boot! Will give these a try at my next party!

  3. My kids love caprese salad on skewers! We had these at a party one time and since then it's been a popular appetizer in my family! I want to try your drizzling/dipping sauce next time!

  4. I love these fun appetizers too... they are so beautiful. :)

  5. These are adorable - I love cute little bites.

  6. I make these all the time - they are such a party pleaser. Love the idea of serving them with a dip/dressing. YUM.


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