Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

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Whether you’re headed to a bbq or entertaining guests, this quick and easy appetizer recipe will be a big hit.  To make the traditional Caprese salad a little more summery I’ve replaced the classic tomato with strawberries.  I hope you’ll enjoy these yummy strawberry Caprese skewers.

Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Strawberry Caprese 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)
  • 1 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 16 x 6” wooden skewers
  • 2 T. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle, optional

 

You’ll find these kitchen tools useful (I've included affiliate links to the products I use at home):

  • Silicone whisk – I find this whisk is the best when it comes to stirring anything on the stove top because nothing sticks to it.
  • Wooden skewers – while it is simple to order online or pick up at the supermarket I find the dollar store to be the cheapest way to purchase these

Quick and Easy Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze Directions:

  1. Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a wooden skewer with the hull facing up. Next, fold one basil leaf in half, the 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.
  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.
  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.
  4. Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly.  Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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.

This fun variation of the traditional Caprese salad replaces the classic tomato with sweet strawberries, which pair beautifully with the rich balsamic glaze and fresh basil. These skewers are great with or without the balsamic glaze so don’t worry if you run out while you’re making them.

traditional caprese salad skewers

It is easy to make the traditional Caprese salad skewers alongside these strawberry Caprese skewers.  Simply replace 16 strawberries with 8 red and 8 yellow/orange grape tomatoes.  I like to make a batch of both because once you have everything set up it is simple to make a double batch of everything.  They also go great with Greek salad skewers.

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy appetizer recipe as much as we do.

Quick and Easy Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

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Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 16
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)
  • 1 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 16 x 6” wooden skewers
  • 2 T. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle, optional
Instructions
  1. Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a wooden skewer with the hull facing up. Next, fold one basil leaf in half, the 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.
  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.
  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 ⅓ of its original volume.
  4. Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly. Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Notes
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.
 

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