Caprese Salad Skewers

Last weekend, Mike and I added a new appetizer to our arsenal. We made delicious caprese salad skewers (recipe from Iowa Girl Eats) and they were a hit, even with the youngest of palates—Mike’s 3-year-old second cousin kept gobbling them up; it was very adorable. Plus, they’re really easy to make and super yummy, two things I demand of nearly every recipe I make.



  • Mini mozzarella balls (or a hunk of fresh mozzarella, cubed)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup of balsamic vinaigrette



1. Cut tomatoes in half. Skewer a mini-mozzarella ball, followed by a basil leaf (tear into pieces to make them more bite-size), and then half of a tomato.

2. Pour balsamic vinaigrette into saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool down and drizzle over the skewers. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.

Tip: If you’re traveling somewhere to serve these (like we were), I recommend pouring the heated-and-cooled-down vinaigrette into a tupperware container and drizzling over the skewers once you’re at your final destination.


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  1. Oh fun!! Alex and I are actually serving something like this at our wedding :) So excited!

  2. These little guys have been on my list to make for a while now, they look so easy and fun but yummy too!

    • They’re perfect for a quick and easy appetizer, and what’s better is that you might already have all the ingredients in your fridge right now!

  3. So easy and so much fun. I adore the colours.


  4. This is my favorite appetizer! It’s so cute that Mike’s nephew loved it. I can imagine him sneaking just one more :)

  5. I love this – salad on a stick! Wonderful!

  6. I still can’t believe you use the skim mozzarella! I still gotta go for the real thang – though I bet your version is easier to skewer than the floppy stuff!

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