Tomato Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze



Ready In:

10 minutes

Prep time:

10 minutes

Cook time:



About this Recipe

By: Linda Eads

This quick traditional, easy appetizer is sure to be a party favorite.

Caprese salad has slices of tomato with sices of a Mozzarella ball.   The rich balsamic glaze and fresh basil leaves are the finishing touches.




  • 8 red grape tomatoes
  • 8 yellow/orange grape tomatoes
  • 32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 16 Ciliegine (mini-Mozzarella balls)
  • 1 C. balsamic vinegar


2 Tbsp. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle

Additional equipment:

16 6” wooden skewers

Tip: The warm balsamic glaze will start to melt the cheese on contact. For a cleaner presentation, avoid adding the glaze to the cheese while drizzling it onto the skewers.


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Thread a red tomato onto a wooden skewer.

Next, fold one basil leaf in half, dark side facing out, and add it to the skewer. Add one mini-Mozzarella ball, followed by another folded basil leaf, and finished with one orange tomato.

Step 2

Repeat Step #1 with the remaining strawberries, basil, and Mozzarella until you have 16 completed skewers. Arrange on a serving platter and set aside.

Step 3

To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume.

Step 4

Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly.

Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately.


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