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Caprese skewers on a white plate.

Easy Caprese Skewer Appetizer

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  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Skewers 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian


These Easy Caprese Skewers are a delightful and elegant appetizer featuring fresh mozzarella, juicy cherry tomatoes, and fragrant basil, all marinated to perfection. Perfect for any gathering, they offer a burst of fresh, vibrant flavors in every bite.


Units Scale
  • 12 pearl or small mozzarella balls
  • 1/2 cup EVOO
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 24 cherry tomato
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 24 basil leaves


  1. Add Vinegar: In a container, add balsamic vinegar
  2. Add Tomatoes: Add cherry tomatoes and optionally use skewer or fork to poke hole in tomato to help vingar soak in
  3. Marinate: Allow to marinate for at least one hour and up to 24.
  4. Cheese Marinade Creation: mix EVOO, salt, and garlic in a container and add mozzarella balls
  5. Marinate Cheese: Allow to marinate for 1 hour and up to 2 hours
  6. Make Skewer: On a skewer or toothpick, add – in this order – 1 tomato, 1 basil leaf (folded if large), 1 mozzarella ball, 1 folded basil leaf, and one cherry tomato
  7. Make Skewers: Repeat for 12 total skewers


  • Of course, you can prepare them all with meat or NONE with meat
  • You could try melon balls, strawberries, or artichoke hearts instead of cherry tomatoes.
  • You can just as easily do this on toothpicks, but you would add only one tomato, mozzarella ball, and one basil to each. Use your judgement