It's 6:30 you gotta be at the party in an hour and you remember you need to bring an appy....#$%*!!! Nah, you got this with Caprese Skewers. These are so simple and delicious.. everyone always loves them.
Caprese Skewer Ingredients
- Balsamic Reduction Glaze
In these pictures I used Bocconcini from Tre Stelle. You don't need to do this, you can use pizza mozzarella. I prefer it, truthfully! Why? Because its a lot saltier than the fresh mozzarella but honestly both are great so use what you have/can find.
Making Balsamic Glaze for Caprese Skewers
Make your own Balsamic Glaze. I have never done this but the word on the street is that its easy so if you're wanting to make these and have everything but the balsamic glaze here is a good recipe to help you out. You basically reduce down balsamic vinegar and a sweetener (Brown sugar or maple syrup)
What Skewers should you use? I've used regular skewers that I cut in half, I've used tooth picks and I've used cocktail skewers. Head to the dollar store and they will hook you up.
Obsessed with Caprese? Try Caprese Grilled Cheese next, you will not regret it!
- 12 Bocconcini Balls (Mozzarella) Cut in Half
- 24 Cherry Tomatoes or other tomato such as grape
- 8 Large Basil Leaves Cut into thirds
- 3 tablespoon balsamic reduction
- 24 wooden cocktail skewers
- wash the tomatoes and basil, dry them off
- remove bocconcini from their container and pat dry.
- cut the bocconcini in half and the basil into thirdsif you're using baby tomatoes that are on the larger size, cut them into more manageable bit size sizes
- place them all on the skewer. I like to go tomato, basil, mozza, basil, tomato.
- drizzle balsamic reduction on prepared skewers just before serving.
If you loved this appetizer of Caprese Skewers, please rate and review. This really helps me out with google! If you're in a big caprese phase, try Caprese Grilled Cheese next!
5 fast facts about Cheese
- Pizza Hut is the largest cheese-using fast food giant, it uses
approximately 300 million pounds of cheese annually, mostly on pizza.
- Traditional mozzarella is made from water buffalo milk. Interestingly, most of the commercially available mozzarella is actually made from cow’s milk.
- Cheese can be produced using a variety of milk including cow, buffalo, goat, horse, and even camel. Camel cheese?!!? Interesting….
- Approximately 10 pounds of milk is required to make one pound of cheese. If it wasn’t for cheese a lot of milk would have been wasted.
- Some varieties of cheese like mozzarella, cheddar, Swiss and American, help prevent tooth decay. It promotes the flow of saliva which leads to elimination of sugar and acids from the mouth.