Skewered – A New Take on The Caprese Salad

Here’s an easy, colorful, delicious appetizer that’s perfect for summer gatherings and sure to please.


  • Small skewers or long tooth picks
  • Bocconcino (aka mozzarella balls, can be purchased either plain or in herb-flavored oil)
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper
  • Kalamata olives (optional)


  1. If using skewers, soak them in water for approximately 1 hour.
  2. Simply place one tomato, a folded piece of basil, one bocconcino, another piece of basil and a kalamata olive on a skewer or toothpick. Repeat.
  3. Drizzle with a little olive and balsamic and a dash of salt & pepper.

Voila… a portable caprese salad!

About Denise

My name is Denise and I love good food, but enjoy preparing it more. I spend a good portion of my free time searching recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with tasty creations. Some of my other favorite things are my pets, family, friends, traveling (especially to tropical destinations and Paris), the beach, music, movies, and shopping, to name just a few ;)
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2 Responses to Skewered – A New Take on The Caprese Salad

  1. Tes says:

    It looks beautiful. It’s gonna be great for the party. Thanks for sharing.

  2. denisemsmith says:

    Much thanks! I had to prepare 200 of these for an event I catered… and they were gone in no time. Have fun at your party!

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