Italian Charm: Caprese Skewers


Embrace the essence of Italian cuisine with our Italian Charm: Caprese Skewers! These skewers are a delightful representation of the classic Caprese salad, combining ripe cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and vibrant basil leaves. Drizzled with balsamic glaze, they are a perfect appetizer for any occasion, offering a burst of freshness and flavor in every bite.

Italian Charm: Caprese Skewers

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 12 skewers
  • Serving Size: 1 skewer

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 50 kcal
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 2g


  • Cherry tomatoes - 12
  • Fresh mozzarella balls - 12
  • Fresh basil leaves - 24
  • Balsamic glaze - for drizzling
  • Extra-virgin olive oil - for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden skewers - 12

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Assemble the skewers by starting with a basil leaf, followed by a cherry tomato, a mozzarella ball, and another basil leaf.
  2. Repeat the process for all the skewers.
  3. Arrange the skewers on a serving platter.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and extra-virgin olive oil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use ripe, sweet cherry tomatoes for the best flavor.
  • If balsamic glaze is not available, reduce balsamic vinegar over low heat until syrupy.
  • For a colorful presentation, use a mix of red and yellow cherry tomatoes.
  • Garnish the platter with extra basil leaves for added freshness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these skewers in advance?

Yes, assemble them a few hours ahead and refrigerate.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Can I use different types of cheese?

Yes, try using bocconcini or cubed feta for a variation.

Your Italian Charm: Caprese Skewers are ready to add a touch of elegance and freshness to your table. These skewers, bursting with the flavors of Italy, are not just an appetizer; they're a celebration of simple, quality ingredients. Serve them at your next gathering and watch as they bring a smile to everyone's face, creating a moment of culinary joy!