Enjoy Cucumber Bites on a Stick with fresh berries and cherries, for your next summer gathering! It’s the perfect summer nosh!

round plate of Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick drizzled with balsamic glaze

Give Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick a try at your next party or backyard barbecue! It only takes minutes to put these together, and you can chill in the fridge. [Note: You don’t want to put together too far in advance though, because the basil will get soggy].

Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick

Your friends are seriously going to love them. Serve them as an appetizer with this Summer Quinoa and Veggies Salad and these Savory Turkey Burgers! The perfect summer meal.

plate of Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick with berries and cherries

You can easily make these the night or the morning before your party, then just keep them chilled. Leftovers will keep for a couple of days in the fridge. Just be sure not to drizzle the balsamic glaze on top until serving to keep them freshest.

close up Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick with a whole blackberry

All you need for this recipe are these ingredients:

  • Mozzarella balls
  • Fresh blackberries, cherries, blueberries, and strawberries
  • Basil leaves
  • Cucumber chunks
  • Toothpicks
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt

There’s something about food served on sticks that people seem to instantly love. Case in point, the antipasto skewers I shared last year were one of your runaway favorite posts of the year! (And, guys, they’re so darn tasty!)

plate of Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick drizzled with balsamic

Mozzarella balls on skewers

I opted to pick up fresh mozzarella balls that were marinated and seasoned, but I would suggest tossing yours in a bit of olive oil with a pinch of Italian seasoning if you can’t find those that are already pre-seasoned. We also used English cucumbers with the skin left on for that extra crunch.

Don’t forget the oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt to barely drizzle over the top!

close up Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick with mozzarella cheese and a whole cherry

In a holding pattern?

Friends, do you feel like I do these days, like you are in a holding pattern? It feels like we are in a strange practice of waiting—I’ve been there before, many times. In my 20’s … for work, waiting for the right spouse, and then kids came. You wait for them to grow up, and then they are grown up. And then the cycle starts again. You wait and pray for their work, their spouse or direction in life.

Life is about waiting, especially with what is going on in tour world.

We long for the peace to come, for wholeness, healing, and for it all to make sense.

There is no time in the future when it will all make sense, and I recently came across this quote by Timothy Keller in New York City.

There are some needs, only you can see.
There are some hands, only you can hold.
There are some people, only you can reach. —Timothy Keller, NYC

round plate of Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick

Think about today, right where you are—with last-minute dinner invites and imperfect meals, listening and loving, sometimes in messy relationships, and living with unspeakable, soul-feeding joy.

What are the needs, where are the hands, and who are the people in your life, right now, who need you?

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Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick

Makes 16 bites

Ingredients

  • 16 mozzarella balls
  • 16 blackberries, cherries, blueberries, and strawberries
  • 16 basil leaves
  • 16 cucumber slices, about 3/4’’
  • 16 toothpicks
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Stack the blueberry, cucumber, basil, mozzarella, and berry; skewer with a toothpick. Repeat until all 16 are made.
  • Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic, and a pinch of salt.
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A plate of Summer Cucumber Bites on a Stick with strawberries, cherries, blackberries, and blueberries

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