Easy Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer, it’s hard to beat this Caprese skewers with balsamic glaze recipe

This is a special recipe for those of you who love Italian food and love to add balsamic vinegar to anything. It’s a super simple way to make Caprese skewers and use fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil. The balsamic glaze adds a sweet and tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with the tomatoes.

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Caprese Skewers With Balsamic Glaze

Why You’ll Love This Easy Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

  • No added sugar. Storebought balsamic glazes contain a whole lot of nasty ingredients and extra sugar.
  • Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, vitamin C, A, Thiamine, magnesium, and copper.
  • Mozarella is packed with protein, which is your body’s building block.
  • You can make them a day in advance and store in the fridge.

How To Make Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Additional equipment: 16 6” wooden skewers

Ingredients:

16 red cherry or grape tomatoes
16 yellow cherry or grape tomatoes
32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
16 mini-Mozzarella balls
1 cup balsamic vinegar

Optional:

2 tablespoons high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle

Directions:

1. Thread a red tomato onto a wooden skewer. Next, fold one basil leaf in half, dark side facing out, and add it to the skewer. Add one mini-Mozzarella ball, followed by another folded basil leaf, and one yellow cherry or grape tomato, in order.

2. Repeat Step #1 with the remaining tomatoes, basil, and Mozzarella until you have 16 completed skewers. Arrange on a serving platter and set aside.

3. To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume, approximately 8-10 minutes.

4. Remove glaze from heat and cool for several minutes. Drizzle the glaze over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Tips:

The warm balsamic glaze will start to melt the cheese on contact. If possible, avoid dripping the glaze onto the cheese while drizzling it onto the skewers.

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