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.
1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
10 to 14 fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, cut into thirds*
32 (4-inch) wooden skewers**
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
How to Make It
Thread 1 tomato half, 1 piece of cheese, and another tomato half onto each skewer. Place skewers in a shallow serving dish.
Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle oil mixture over skewers; sprinkle with basil and salt and pepper to taste.
*1 (8-oz.) package fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.
**Wooden picks may be substituted.
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.
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.
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!
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!