Saturday, May 12, 2012

Caprese Salad On Skewers

I am really fond of appetizers on skewers. They are colorful and fun and most importantly packed with flavor, offering a new taste sensation with every chew. They are always irresistible!:) Besides, these appetizers get an A+ from the presentation standpoint for not being messy. I prefer using toothpicks instead of skewers when making mine, as they are shorter and the food is "cramped" thus creating more flavor impact. 
This particular hors d'oeuvre is a classic Italian combination - subtle and refreshing. It is a great addition to any table.

Fresh whole mozzarella, cubed
Cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
Sweet basil, leaves cut if they are too big

Optional ingredients:
Dried oregano
Olive oil

Thread one tomato half on a toothpick or a skewer, follow by a basil leaf, then mozzarella cube, another basil leaf and finish with a tomato half.
Serve it right away or cover and chill for up to 8 hours.

If you prefer a more aromatic version of this appetizer, sprinkle it with dried oregano, salt and oil. But do it right before serving, because the oil and salt make the tomatoes soggy.



  1. Oooh I love caprese salad. I've never seen them on skewers before, such a great idea! Your blog is so cute =)

    Suzie Q