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Caprese is one of my favorite salads, so we made these Caprese Skewers! This bright and savory combination of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil is topped with a simple olive oil and balsamic glaze. These Caprese Salad Skewers can be served plain or finished with croutons, chili flakes, and another balsamic vinegar! Video included!

There is something about these simple ingredients that is pure magic! I make this Caprese Salad with Homemade Croutons video all summer long and it is a very popular recipe on my site. The fresh cheese is unbeatable and fresh, have you tried the Burrata in the recipes? Burrata Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is a no-bake pasta dish that is purely lush yet super fresh!

My Caprese Pizza, Burrata Salad and Burrata Pizza Coming Soon!

Another example of sheer simplicity is my grandfather’s tomato salad, which is a Turkish version of caprese. Use tomatoes, feta cheese, croutons, and fresh oregano. Another salad recipe you seriously MUST try. And if you love feta, don’t miss this Baked Salmon with Greek Dressing or a Greek Salad topped with the best Greek Salad Dressing and Feta Cucumber Salad Bites that are a BBQ must-have.

Now let’s talk about Caprese!

Why Caprese Skewers

While the caprese salad is delicious as is in a large salad plate, taking the same ingredients and making the skewers is another experience! Here because:

  • They are easier to serve.
  • Each brochette is a complete caprese experience with all the flavors combined, unlike a dish where you can get more than one ingredient.
  • You can prepare the skewers in advance.
  • Caprese skewers are easier to carry, making them the ideal choice for barbecues, picnics, pool parties or any other dish
  • The skewers can be dressed at the last moment with a little salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • Or you can also sprinkle the balsamic glaze.
  • For the caprese skewered croutons experience, I love to crumble some homemade croutons onto skewers.
  • My family loves having the balsamic glaze on the side so you can dip the caprese skewer if you fancy a blasphemy.
  • If you’re in a super crazy mood, sprinkle a thin layer of my basil pesto right on top of the skewers.

Ingredients Capresi Skewers

Similar to any caprese salad, you will need:

  • Fresh mozzarella. I use Bocconcini here because they are perfectly round in shape and fit easily onto the skewer.
  • Cherry tomatoes – similar in size to cheese
  • fresh basil leaves
  • You can also use basil pesto if you have absolutely no access to basil.
  • homemade croutons
  • Quality olive oil (I use Mina olive oil from Morocco)
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Salt, pepper and chili flakes

Prepare the Caprese Salad Skewers

First of all, you will need to collect the skewers. Here I use medium sized bamboo skewers, about 6 inches. I feel like these are the best for a decent serving of Caprese.

Start by stringing the ingredients. Always have a fresh basil leaf among the ingredients. Here I started with tomatoes, then basil.

Continue stringing the salad, now add the fresh mozzarella and another basil leaf. At that point, you will repeat the levels.

The whole skewer will look like this: layers of morsels, basil, repeated tomatoes.

Once served, you’ll season the Caprese skewers with salt, pepper, and chili flakes (optional) and then get to choose how to season them from the bottom up.

Seasoning for Caprese Skewers Recipe

As wonderfully simple as this salad is, it can also be made a little more whimsical with just a few touches.

I found that some people love their simple tomato, cheese and basil caprese salad with a touch of salt and olive oil. So if you’re one of those people, I highly recommend adding a small bowl of balsamic or vinegar glaze to the side and use that for dipping!

Dipping caprese skewers in balsamic is such a fun experience, plus it gives you full control over how heavy or light you want to dress your caprese salad. So I recommend this service option.

Now, if you like it and want a complete experience for your salad, this is how I like to eat them. I love a light sprinkle of balsamic glaze and a nice touch of chili flakes. Plus lots of olive oil and some broken basil leaves.

I also make my own homemade garlic croutons (because they are SO much easier than baked ones). Then I crumble the croutons onto the skewers.

For me, this is the best caprese salad experience! Try this fun recipe!

Suggestions for Caprese Salad Skewers

  • Use heavy bamboo skewers for the recipe so the salad doesn’t fall off the skewer.
  • It’s best to use a medium sized skewer (no longer than 6 inches) again so the caprese ingredients stay firm on the skewer.
  • Any fresh mozzarella is fine for the caprese salad, however I think bocconcini are ideal as they are comparable to tomatoes.
  • Cherry tomatoes: cherry tomatoes or cherry tomatoes are the best because they are round.
  • When you alternate cheese and tomatoes, make sure you have a basil leaf between each layer.
  • Prepare the Caprese Salad Skewers 2 days in advance and store covered on a serving plate in the refrigerator. Avoid re-spicing them.
  • On the day of service, season and season the skewers.
  • The simplest dressing for caprese salad would be salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • It’s a good idea to have a small bowl of balsamic glaze next to it to dip the skewers into.
  • You can add chili flakes if you want a touch of spice.
  • To take your Caprese skewers to the next level, crumble the croutons on top, lightly dust with the balsamic glaze and drizzle with a good olive oil.

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  4. Caprese salad
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caprese skewers

Caprese is one of my favorite salads, so we made these Caprese Skewers! This bright and savory combination of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil is topped with a simple olive oil and balsamic glaze.

Course Appetizer, snacks, Salad, Side dish, Snack American, Italian, Mediterranean Cuisine Keyword caprese, caprese salad, caprese salad dressing, caprese salad recipe, caprese salad skewers, caprese skewers, salad recipe, skewers Prep Time 10 minutes Servings 6 Calories 272 kcal

Caprese salad

caprese salad dressing

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper

  • 1/2 cup Moroccan olive oil

  • 1/4 cup balsamic syrup or balsamic vinegar

  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 cup store-bought or homemade garlic croutons

  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves

  1. Prepare your bamboo skewers. It’s best to use 6-inch-thick bamboo skewers. Greedy to use skinny or too long skewers as the salad won’t hold up well.

  2. Start by stringing a tomato followed by a basil leaf folded in half.

  3. Add a small piece of morsels followed by a basil leaf.

  4. Continue with another piece of tomato, a basil leaf, another piece of morsels to finish the skewer.

  5. Repeat with the bamboo sticks and place the Caprese skewers on a serving plate.

  6. Season with salt and then a drizzle of olive oil.

  7. You can finish with some chili flakes if you like or omit the spices.

  8. Set a bowl of balsamic vinegar aside to dip the skewers to your liking.

  9. Or step up your game by drizzling balsamic glaze onto skewers and crumbling croutons onto skewers.

  10. Serve immediately and enjoy your meal!

Suggestions for Caprese Salad Skewers

  • Use heavy bamboo skewers for the recipe so the salad doesn’t fall off the skewer.
  • It’s best to use a medium sized skewer (no longer than 6 inches) again so the caprese ingredients stay firm on the skewer.
  • Any fresh mozzarella is fine for the caprese salad, however I think bocconcini are ideal as they are comparable to tomatoes.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes or cherry tomatoes are the best because they are round.
  • When you alternate cheese and tomatoes, make sure you have a basil leaf between each layer.
  • Prepare the Caprese Salad Skewers 2 days in advance and store covered on a serving plate in the refrigerator. Avoid re-spicing them.
  • On the day of service, season and season the skewers.
  • The simplest dressing for caprese salad would be salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • It’s a good idea to have a small bowl of balsamic glaze next to it to dip the skewers into.
  • You can add chili flakes if you want a touch of spice.
  • To take your Caprese skewers to the next level, crumble the croutons on top, lightly dust with the balsamic glaze and drizzle with a good olive oil.

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