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Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Strawberry Caprese Skewers are a fun twist on a classic salad. They are tasty and gorgeous party appetizers!

Strawberry Caperese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

From Salad to Skewer – These Strawberry Caprese Skewers are Delicious and Gorgeous!

A traditional Caprese salad is actually quite simple. The salad is made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil. Sweet, juicy strawberries make everything better in my book so I couldn’t wait to create these mouth-watering appetizers to share.

Strawberries are a spring fruit, but if you keep an eye out at your local grocery store or farmer’s market, you can find a beautiful box off-season, too. These are easy to make and absolutely gorgeous when displayed for a party. The festive red, green, and white colors make them an ultimate holiday appetizer!

Strawberry Caperese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients:

16 fresh, small strawberries, washed and cut in half across the width, hull intact
32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
16 Ciliegine (mini-Mozzarella balls) or a larger ball cubed
1 cup balsamic vinegar

Optional:

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

Instructions:

Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a wooden skewer with the hull facing up. 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 the bottom half of the strawberry.

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

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.

Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly.  Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Strawberry Caperese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Yield: 16 Skewers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Enjoy a colorful and tasty appetizer with these delicious Strawberry Caprese Skewers with a Balsamic Glaze.

Ingredients

  • 16 fresh, small strawberries, washed and cut in half across the width, hull intact
  • 32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 16 Ciliegine (mini-Mozzarella balls) or larger ball cut into cubes
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar

Optional

  • 2 Tablespoons high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle

Instructions

Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a wooden skewer with the hull facing up.
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 the bottom half of the strawberry.



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



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.



Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly.  Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/10/2020

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This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. This fun variation of the traditional Caprese salad replaces the classic tomato with sweet strawberries, which pair beautifully with the rich balsamic blaze and fresh basil.

2 Comments

  1. these work great for my new year party but i am going to make them this weekend and have some i love the idea

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