Are you looking for a fun and easy appetizer to bring to your next party? These strawberry Caprese skewers are perfect for any occasion! They’re easy to make, and they taste delicious.
The best part is the balsamic glaze. It gives the skewers a sweet and tangy flavor that everyone will love. Serve them at your next get-together, and you’ll be the star of the show.
Keep reading to learn how to make strawberry Caprese skewers with balsamic glaze!
These skewers are so easy to make. Just alternate between strawberries, mozzarella balls, and basil leaves. Then, drizzle them with balsamic glaze. That’s it!
What to Serve with Strawberry Caprese Skewers
If you’re looking for a simple, yet elegant appetizer for your next get-together, look no further than strawberry caprese skewers. They’re easy to assemble and can be made ahead of time. Plus, they’re always a hit with guests!
To round out the meal, I like to serve them with a few other light bites like olives, breadsticks, and cheese. For something a little heartier, you could also add some grilled chicken or shrimp.
And of course, no caprese is complete without a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. So go ahead and break out the good stuff! Your guests will be impressed.
Can You Make Strawberry Caprese Skewers the Night Before?
These skewers can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them. Your guests will love the combination of sweet and savory flavors, and they’ll be impressed by your culinary skills.
Just assemble the skewers on a platter, cover with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. Your guests will be impressed – and you’ll be glad you didn’t have to spend any time prepping during the party.
So go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!
Tools You Will Need to Make Skewers
In order to make and serve these Caprese skewers, you will need a few basic tools. These include:
- serving platter
- kitchen shears
Tips for Making Strawberry Caprese Skewers
• Use fresh strawberries that are ripe but still firm. If they’re too soft, they’ll fall apart when you skewer them.
• Look for mozzarella balls that are about the same size as the strawberries. That way, they’ll be easy to skewer and they’ll look really pretty.
• Use a good quality balsamic vinegar for the glaze. It will make a big difference in the taste!
Exact measurements can be found in the recipe card below. Be sure to scroll down to print and save the recipe for later.
- mini-Mozzarella balls
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
Making Strawberry Caprese Skewers
Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a wooden skewer with the hull facing up.
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.
To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar is reduced to about ⅓ of its original volume.
Remove glaze from heat. Cool slightly. Drizzle of the skewers along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired.
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Let’s Sum Up
Do you have any tips for making great Caprese skewers? Share them in the comments below! Thanks for reading.
- 16 small strawberries, washed and cut in half across the width, hull intact
- 32 basil leaves, fresh, washed, and patted dry
- 16 mini-Mozzarella balls
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
- Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a wooden skewer with the hull facing up.
- 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 Steps 1-3 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!
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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 726mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 26g