I made these skewers for an event I catered a few weeks back and I am finally getting around to posting the recipe. I feel a little silly calling it a recipe, because these bite-size appetizers couldn’t be easier. They are great for crowds and can be made ahead of time. The balsamic glaze takes the most time but there’s almost no work to it. Pour into pot. Put pot on stove. Let it reduce. That’s about it.
These fun and bite-size skewers allow you and your guests to enjoy a little bite of salad without a fork or plate. You can even change the type of salad and have multiple skewers for a salad-skewer bar! You could do a wedge salad with bite-size iceberg, bacon and cheddar cheese garnished with a little bit of ranch. Or cobb salad skewers with some combination of hard-boiled eggs, turkey, avocado and blue cheese dressing. The possibilities are endless!
Caprese Salad Skewers
- 1 bottle quality balsamic vinegar
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
- 1 tub bocconcini (cherry tomato size fresh mozzarella balls – 7 ounce tub)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring to a low boil and adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer. Simmer until vinegar has reduced by half and has a syrup-like consistency, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Thread one cherry tomato, one basil leaf and one mozzarella ball onto each toothpick.
- Garnish with balsamic glaze, pinches of salt and pepper.