Caprese on a Stick Recipe

Published on October 12th 2022 by Chigoziri Nwachuku.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Overview of a plate of caprese skewers

We're huge fans of Caprese like we're sure many of you are. However, they can be quite difficult to serve as appetizers. That's why we made this Caprese on a Stick. You get all the yummy flavors and textures of Caprese, such as creamy fresh mozzarella balls, juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. But they're skewered, so they're easy to pop in your mouth, making great appetizers. We also added green olives for a salty, briny taste, and drizzled the skewers with an easy homemade balsamic vinegar glaze made with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. This adds tanginess and extra sweetness, making these appetizers the perfect bite. Enjoy!

Is caprese a healthy snack?

Yes, it is! Caprese is an excellent source of potassium which is essential for healthy blood pressure. And it's a good source of calcium and iron which support strong bones and good energy levels. It also contains fiber and protein which fill you up. 

What is the difference between bruschetta and caprese?

Bruschetta is snack that's made of toasted bread slices which are topped with a mix of basil and tomato. Meanwhile, Caprese is a salad that's made of fresh basil leaves, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella.

How many calories is a Caprese?

There are 212 calories per portion.

How many carbs in Caprese salad?

One serving of Caprese salad contains 16.6 grams of net carbs.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Serves
6 Skewers

Ingredients

Caprese On a Stick
  • 18 Cherry Tomatoes

  • 18 Fresh Basil Leaves

  • 18 small Fresh Mozzarella Balls

  • 18 pitted Green Olives 

  • 6 Skewers

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup

Instructions

Place balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small pot or pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. 

Overview of a pan with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup reducing.

While the sauce is cooking, thread three tomatoes, basil leaf, mozzarella, and green olive, repeating with each skewer.

Skewers with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and olives on a plate.

Place on a platter adding the balsamic vinegar glaze.

Overview of a plate containing caprese skewers drizzled with balsamic glaze
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