Prep Time
20 Mins
Makes 8 appetizer servings

Serve these mini tomato and mozzarella skewers in individual glasses as an appetizer at a seated dinner party, or arrange on a platter for your buffet. Fresh mozzarella bites, tomatoes, basil, and balsomic join forces for a summery, adorable appetizers that will have your guests swooning. Kids love the presentation, and the skewers allow for easy, mess-free eating. Caprese is always a party showstopper, and these cute mini-skewer ideas are no exception.

How to Make It

Step 1

Thread 1 tomato half, 1 piece of cheese, and another tomato half onto each skewer. Place skewers in a shallow serving dish.

Step 2

Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle oil mixture over skewers; sprinkle with basil and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

*1 (8-oz.) package fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.

Step 4

**Wooden picks may be substituted.

Chef's Notes

Grape tomatoes vary in size from week to week at the grocery store; some pints we found had only 24 while others had more than 40. Good news, you should still have enough mozzarella balls because they are generally sold in 8-oz. containers that have more than enough.

Ratings & Reviews

XplorR's Review

July 26, 2011

cathie1951's Review

August 08, 2013
These are really tasty and super easy. Great summer time app. I chopped some of the basil finer and mixed it into the dressing and let the tomato/cheese skewers soak in the dressing for a couple hours. Added more basil strips at the end. Also I did not cut the mozzerella balls in 3rds. I used whole ones that were really small.

AdrianaKincaid's Review

March 31, 2013
very simple and delicious appetizer, good for movie night or cocktail party

Joannadelsur's Review

December 16, 2008
These are delicious, healthy, and easy to make. I had fun assembling them with my nephews. I was too lazy to make the oil-vinegar combo, so I drizzled them with organic balsamic vinagrette and they were still a huge hit. It's wallet-friendly and pretty, perfect for bringing to parties!

Margorita's Review

May 06, 2011
Great little appetizer! Easy, quick ,fun & pretty. I found mozzarella "pearls", made by Sorrento I think, that were just the perfect size for this. No cutting needed. As another reviewer suggested, I added salami. Good recipe to serve as is or to add to. Wouldn't mind trying quality black olives, marinated garlic, or artichoke chunks. The marinade was delicious. I found some short skewers that were a perfect fit but the marinade made it messy to eat and for a sub-par presentation, we didn't care but for a party I will try longer skewers. Will make again!

boffo1962's Review

June 13, 2014
Quick and easy! I made 50 and they were all eaten! Great to not have to bring any back home with me!

Holley's Review

November 06, 2008
Such an easy recipe and perfect for making ahead. Inexpensive appetizer for feeding a crowd.

BonnieCooks's Review

July 19, 2009
These are GREAT! Fast, easy, and cute to bring to any occasion.

amyk471's Review

December 17, 2011
I've made these several times. They are quick and easy and always get gobbled right up!

VintageVanille's Review

April 21, 2012
Anybody with experience making these in advance? I want to make them late the night before an afternoon party. Say 12 hours in advance. Cheers!