Cherry Tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil all stacked on top of one another to make beautiful caprese skewers. Finished with Balsamic glaze.
Put the balsamic vinegar in a pot, then heat up over high heat.
Once the balsasmic vinegar is boiling, reduce the heat to about medium flame, then let it boil until it reduces to 50%.
Once the vinegar has reduced down to a glaze, store it in away in a small bowl or container, cover and leave in the fridge.
Cut all of your cherry tomatoes in half.
Thread your bocconcini on a toothpick, then thread a basil leaf, then thread on one half of a cherry tomato, then another basil leaf and finally, thread another half of a cherry tomato on the toothpick flat side down so you can stand the skewer up.
Keep doing this until you have made all of your caprese skewers.
Finish the mini skewers by drizzling them with a bit of balsamic glaze then serve.
Feel free to experiment with different cheeses.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, and use the flat side of the halved cherry tomato to stand the mini skewer upright.
Making your own balsamic glaze may be a better option if you don't think you'll use a store bought glaze very often.
Reduce the glaze by half, and to see if it's is thick enough, coat the glaze on the back of a spoon and draw a line with your finger. If the line holds it's shape, it's thick enough.
Wait for the glaze to cool before you use it.
If you don't have basil, use whatever green, lettuce leaf, herb etc. you want. Spinach, cos lettuce, mint....you name it.
Caprese salad can be fantastic summer food and would be perfect for a BBQ or picnic gathering.