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Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. This fun variation of the traditional Caprese salad replaces the classic tomato with sweet strawberries, which pair beautifully with the rich balsamic blaze and fresh basil.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, mozzarella, salad, strawberries
Servings: 16 skewers
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 16 small strawberries washed and cut in half across the width, hull intact
  • 32 medium fresh basil leaves washed and patted dry
  • 16 mini Ciliegine mini-Mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle, if desired

Instructions

  • Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a wooden skewer with the hull facing up. Fold a basil leaf in half 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 Step 1 with the remaining ingredients. Arrange on a serving platter.
  • If using prepared balsamic glaze, pour lightly over the skewers creating 2 thin lines across each skewer. Top with a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
  • To make the glaze yourself, 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. Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

Note: To make traditional tomato Caprese Skewers, simply replace the strawberries used in this version with cherry tomatoes.