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a white platter of caprese skewers and a small pot of balsamic glaze.

Caprese Skewers Recipe (Salad Kabobs)

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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12 skewers
Calories 77 kcal


  • Cocktail sticks/ bamboo knot pick


  • 12 fresh mini mozzarella balls
  • 24 Cherry tomatoes: substitute for grape tomatoes mini plum tomatoes
  • 24 Fresh basil leaves (preferably small leaves)
  • ¼ cup balsamic glaze

Quick Marinated Mozzarella ingredients

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp red 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


Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 210IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 1mg
Keyword caprese kabobs, caprese skewers, mini caprese salad
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