Who doesn't love the combination of sweet and savory? That's why Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze make such a great appetizer. This dish is perfect for any gathering; cocktails or mocktails, brunches or everything in between.
Plus, it's easy to make - just skewer some strawberries, mozzarella balls, and fresh basil and drizzle on the balsamic glaze. It's sure to be a hit with your guests!
What is so good about Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze?
Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze are a quick and easy way to upgrade the traditional Caprese salad. Originally made in the Italian city of Nola, the classic Caprese skewers have the goodness of fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese, along with a balsamic glaze for added flavor. With the sweetness of the strawberries added to the mix, Strawberry Caprese Skewers take the flavor profile up a notch. The flavors in the glaze bring out the sweetness while also adding tanginess which is balanced out wonderfully by the juicy Strawberries. A perfect holiday snack or appetizer that everyone can enjoy!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Ingredients needed to make Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
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
2 T. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
Instructions for making Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
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Making Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze is an easy, fifteen minute appetizer that is sure to make a lasting impression. Fortunately, variations can easily be incorporated into the recipe to provide endless variations and variations in presentation. Instead of small mozzarella balls, large ones can be used, providing additional eye-catching contrast with the strawberries. Another option would be to add basil leaves or other herbs wrapped around the cheese and strawberry like a bundle. With the balsamic glaze, variations such as adding minced garlic or honey are also possible and allow for unique twists on this popular dish. No matter what variations you choose, these skewers provide a delicious way to begin any meal or special occasion.
Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze can be stored in the fridge for up to two days. To ensure freshness and quality, make sure to properly store the skewers in an air-tight container. If you plan to use the skewers within the two day storage window, make sure that they’ve been kept chilled since preparation. If not properly stored, the flavor and texture of the skewers could be compromised, leading to a less-than-optimal eating experience. Prepare and store these scrumptious little morsels with intention and care, and you’ll enjoy their delicious sky-high taste!
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.Print