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Caprese Skewers with a Balsamic Glaze

The Caprese Skewers are an elegant and easy twist on the classic Caprese Salad dish. They are an excellent appetizer for a casual gettogether or a holiday dinner party.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian Recipes, Mediterranean Recipes
Keyword: Easy Recipe, Gluten-Free, Italian, Mediterranean, Mozzarella, Nut-Free, Tomatoes
Diet: Flexitarian, Mediterranean
Servings: 24 Skewers
Calories: 33kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Cherry or Grape tomatoes halved
  • 8 oz Fresh Mini Mozzarella Balls
  • 4 oz Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 24 Small Skewers or Toothpicks
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Reduction see recipe notes
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Thread a tomato half, a mozzarella ball, a folded basil leaf, and another tomato half onto a skewer.
  • Repeat until all tomatoes and mozzarella balls are on skewers. 
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Serve on a plater and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction

Notes

You can thread the skewers one day ahead of time and dress them with olive oil and balsamic reduction just before serving them.
You can prepare the balsamic reduction or buy balsamic glaze online or at your grocery store.
Preparing your balsamic reduction is a straightforward process:
  • Pour 1 cup of balsamic vinegar into a small stainless steel or enameled cast-iron saucepan. 
  • Cook over medium-low heat, occasionally stirring, for about 15 minutes, until the vinegar has reduced by ½ to ⅔. 
  • Allow balsamic reduction to cool to room temperature before drizzling over your Caprese skewers. Note: it will thicken a bit more as it cools down.
Store the balsamic reduction in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for one month.
If stored in the refrigerator, remember to bring it to room temperature before using it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Skewer | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 1.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 0.8mg | Sodium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g