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Caprese Skewers make a fantastic, easy to make, healthy and super delicious starter or appetizer recipe. With syrupy balsamic vinegar drizzled over it, caprese skewers are simply irresistible.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Starter
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 pieces


  • 12 baby tomatoes
  • 12 balls bocconcini/mozzarella fresh
  • 12 big basil leaves fresh
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp balsamic reduction/glaze
  • some salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder


  • You need 12 skewers or cocktail sticks.
  • Wash and wipe the tomatoes gently.
  • First skewer the tomato.
  • Fold the basil leaf and skewer it.
  • Last skewer the mozzarella ball.
  • Repeat the above steps with the remaining tomatoes, basil leaves and cheese.
  • Arrange on a plate or tray.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic reduction over the caprese skewers.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper powder.
  • Caprese Skewers are ready to be served.


  • Add a strawberry, melon, peach piece to the skewer to make it a bit different.
  • You can add two tomatoes if you want to.
  • Don't omit the balsamic reduction, as it makes the salad taste so good.
  • If you don't want to use balsamic reduction then drizzle some pesto over the skewers.
  • Take 1 cup good quality balsamic vinegar (Modena one is the best) and reduce it by allow it to simmer in a pan for 10-15 minutes. Stir it frequently so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. If you wish you can add ¼ cup or less Sugar, brown sugar or honey when it is simmers to add a bit of flavour and quicken the reduction time. The reduction is ready when it coats the back of a spoon lightly.
  • For the authentic traditional taste use fresh mozzarella and not the processed one.
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