A number of weekends in the past, although on bridesmaid duty for my pal Tessa, I arrived at the rehearsal dinner with a growling stomach. I grabbed a glass of wine and promptly accepted an appetizer provided by a university-age waitress. I was so glad to see this stranger that I almost hugged her.
She had a complete plate of cute Caprese skewers in her arms, complete with a bowl of balsamic dipping sauce that was thick adequate not to drip all more than my new silk dress.
I grabbed a skewer, then an additional, and marveled at how basic and best these appetizers were. Tomato, basil and mozzarella on a stick. They’re simple to make, easy to hold, and simple to eat.
You can’t say that for most appetizers, which make mingling and consuming at the exact same time a much less-than-pleasant affair. (Like, why do we serve big hunks of broccoli on veggie trays? So we can all walk around with broccoli bits among our teeth? Am I the only particular person who experiences celebration broccoli paranoia? Please say no.)
Perhaps Caprese skewers are old information. Definitely, Caprese salads are usually overrated (if only all Caprese salads have been this excellent). Perhaps they’ve been overplayed, but if so, I’m coming to their defense. They’re ideal and I had to share them with you all.
I occurred across some flawlessly ripe peaches at the shop, so I made a decision to thread peach slices onto mine as nicely. Feel totally free to do the same, or skip the peach and be classic with just tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. If you skip the peach, one particular pint of cherry tomatoes need to nevertheless be a lot. These skewers deserve a celebration!
Simple Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Dipping Sauce
- Author: Cookie and Kate
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Complete Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 22 skewers one x
- Class: Appetizer
- Technique: By hand
- Cuisine: Italian
4.8 from four testimonials
Caprese skewers produced with cherry tomatoes, basil and child mozzarella balls are the perfect celebration appetizer. Your visitors will enjoy this recipe! Serve with a straightforward balsamic dipping sauce (recipe beneath). This recipe yields about 22 tiny skewers, size as proven here.
- one pint cherry tomatoes (smaller tomatoes are preferable)
- 1 medium ripe peach (completely optional), pitted and sliced into small, bite-sized pieces no bigger than your tomatoes
- 8 ounce s ciliegine (mini mozzarella balls)
- 1 small bunch of basil (smaller basil leaves are preferable, you’ll want amongst 22 to 44 leaves total)
- 22 tiny (four to 6-inch) skewers (I used these)
- cup olive oil
- one tablespoon s balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoon s Dijon mustard
- two teaspoon maple syrup or honey
- Pinch salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Onto every skewer, thread the following in alternating patterns: a single cherry tomato, one particular ciliegine, a single to two leaves of basil and a slice of peach or an extra tomato.
- To prepare the sauce, just whisk with each other all of the ingredients in a small bowl until emulsified. Serve skewers on plates or a platter with sauce nearby.
Recipe inspired by Legends in Norman, Okay.
Make it tomato free: Skip the cherry tomatoes and use two peaches (complete) instead.