Looking for a quick salad recipe to serve as an appetizer then you will love these mini caprese skewers recipe. Fresh marinated mini mozzarella skewered on a cocktail stick with juicy cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
24Cherry tomatoes: substitute for grape tomatoes mini plum tomatoes
24Fresh basil leaves (preferably small leaves)
Quick Marinated Mozzarella ingredients
½cupextra virgin olive oil
2garlic cloves minced
Salt to taste
½tspred pepper flakes or as needed
Marinate the mozzarella
To a small bowl, add olive oil, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt and mix combine. Add the mozzarella balls to the infused oil and mix to combine. set aside for about 10 minutes (or 30 minutes) to marinate then prep the rest of the ingredients
Prep: Wash and pat dry the cherry tomatoes and get the cocktail sticks ready. Do not pluck the basil yet as it would go black.
Thread the cherry tomato, marinated mozzarella balls, basil leaves, and another cherry tomato on a toothpick (cocktail stick) and place it on a plate. Repeat the process until have exhausted all the ingredients.
Drizzle the balsamic vinegar on the caprese skewers just before serving. Enjoy!
Use quality ingredients you can find and make sure to use ripe and juicy tomatoes at all times.
Marinate the mozzarella 24 hours before needed for more infused flavors.
While balsamic vinegar is not a must in making this salad skewers, I highly recommend it for the tad of sweetness and tanginess it adds to the salad.
Assemble the salad a few minutes before serving as it is best to serve at a room temperature