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A photo of balsamic glaze being drizzled over mini caprese salad skewers.

Mini Caprese Skewers Appetiser with Balsamic Glaze

Cherry Tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil all stacked on top of one another to make beautiful caprese skewers. Finished with Balsamic glaze.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword best caprese salad, Easy Caprese Salad, mini caprese skewers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 mini skewers
Calories 13 kcal
Author Nicolas


Balsamic Glaze:

Mini Caprese Skewers:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 small balls of mozzarella (bocconcini)
  • 10 leaves of fresh basil


Blasamic Glaze:

  1. Put the balsamic vinegar in a pot, then heat up over high heat.

  2. Once the balsasmic vinegar is boiling, reduce the heat to about medium flame, then let it boil until it reduces to 50%.

  3. 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.

Mini Caprese Skewers:

  1. Cut all of your cherry tomatoes in half.

  2. 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.

  3. Keep doing this until you have made all of your caprese skewers.

  4. Finish the mini skewers by drizzling them with a bit of balsamic glaze then serve.

Recipe Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Caprese Skewers Appetiser with Balsamic Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 13 Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.7g1%
Saturated Fat 0.4g3%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 0.8g0%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 1.1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.