This Caprese Salad Skewers recipe is a light and fresh summertime treat to serve out by the pool, or as an appetizer for a casual dinner party! Caprese Salad on a stick is a simple appetizer that doesn’t involve cooking, fun, with fresh ingredients: cocktail tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, mozzarella, and a balsamic glaze.

a Caprese Salad Skewer

I love a simple appetizer that involved little wooden skewers! And these caprese kebabs (otherwise known as a caprese salad on a stick, or skewers) are delightful to serve at a party. If you love a Caesar Salad, then you’ll love these little bites.

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Caprese Salad Skewers

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Caprese Salad Skewers

When I know company is coming, I like to prepare my menu with the best, freshest ingredients, and make sure that my pantry and fridge stocked. For summer, these ingredients are easy to keep on hand: tomatoes, bread, cheese, and Romaine lettuce. And little skewers (or wood toothpicks).

skewers with balsamic glaze

Why I love this recipe

The last thing I want to do is run to the store, so I keep several grocery lists. One is for my Costco run, one for a regular grocery store, and the last one is for the farmer’s market. I have my favorite local markets that I like to visit, because I know that I’m playing a vital role in supporting our local farms in the area, and then, of course, I go home with the freshest produce, direct from the source. This makes me happy, and it also makes me nostalgic, thinking of my grandparents’ farm that existed on Vilas Road (in Central Point). It’s sad when I drive by now, because it’s completely gone. The garden that used to be there … the garden … so lush and full of every fruit and vegetable known to man (that could grow on southern Oregon soil).

caprese salad skewers with Ranch dressing

Anyway, when we had our city garden, we have taught our kids about the freshest of the fresh! Cocktail tomatoes were the sweetest and BEST (a little larger than cherry tomatoes). If you want to use cherry tomatoes you can make these mini caprese skewers (a little different).

Caprese Salad Skewer

Gather these ingredients

I recently bought some cocktail tomatoes. I really love the size! They are bigger than cherry tomatoes, and not as big as a Roma or a Compari on the vine. They are the perfect bite, and this time I used small wood skewers to make Caprese Salad Skewers.

Caprese Salad Skewers

How do you make Caprese Salad Skewers?

  1. Using a serrated knife, cut focaccia into 1 x 1-inch pieces. Drain the mozzarella balls.
  2. To assemble skewers, stack a piece of bread, a mozzarella ball, a folded piece of Romaine lettuce, and a cocktail (or cherry) tomato. Repeat for 12 skewers. Lightly salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Before serving, drizzle balsamic glaze on top.
  4. Serve chilled with a side of Greek yogurt ranch dressing.
  5. Optional to grill on high heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, or until bread is light brown and cheese is melted.
Caprese Salad Skewers

Tips and substitutions:

  • My favorite bread to use is a focaccia bread, but you can also use other bread. Just make sure it’s not too hard (or dry).
  • And instead of basil, use romaine lettuce! Nice and crunchy!
  • This recipe is awesome to make ahead of time, pull it out of the fridge, and serve!
  • Serve with Ranch dressing or Caesear dressing.
  • Want to add protein? Add a chunk of salami – yum!

Don’t forget the final ingredient … a drizzle of balsamic glaze! Serve with chicken, and hot crunchy bread.

Perfect for a pool party … and everyone to dip in dressing, too!

Caprese Salad Skewers

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Caprese Salad Skewers

This Caprese Salad Skewers recipe is a light and fresh summertime treat to serve out by the pool, or as an appetizer for a casual dinner party! Caprese Salad on a stick is a simple appetizer that doesn’t involve cooking, fun, with fresh ingredients: cocktail tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, mozzarella, and a balsamic glaze.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 loaf focaccia bread
  • 12 cocktail tomatoes
  • 12 small fresh mozzarella ciliegine balls
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce leaves
  • 12 small wood skewers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Balsamic glaze, I use DeLallo brand
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt ranch dressing, I used OPA brand

Instructions
 

  • Using a serrated knife, cut focaccia into 1 x 1-inch pieces. Drain the mozzarella balls.
  • To assemble skewers, stack a piece of bread, a mozzarella ball, a folded piece of Romaine lettuce, and a cocktail (or cherry) tomato. Repeat for 12 skewers. Lightly salt and pepper to taste.
  • Before serving, drizzle balsamic glaze on top.
  • Serve chilled with a side of Greek yogurt ranch dressing.
  • Optional to grill on high heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, or until bread is light brown and cheese is melted.

Notes

Reposted from 2015.
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 369kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 570mg, Potassium: 89mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 648IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 163mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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Caprese Salad Skewers