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A Caprese skewer on a plate with a bowl of balsamic glaze on the side and fresh basil leaves

Caprese Skewers

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

Course Appetizer, finger food, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
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
Author Mahy


Caprese Salad

  • 2 cups baby tomatoes
  • 2 cups Bocconcini cheese
  • 1 cup Fresh basil leaves

Caprese Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Moroccan olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic syrup or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch Chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup Garlic Croutons homemade or store bought
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves torn


  1. Prepare your bamboo skewers. It's best to use 6 inch, thick bamboo skewers. Avid using the thin ones, or skewers that are too long since the salad will not hold on well.

    A hand holding wooden skewers for skewering the caprese skewers recipe
  2. Start by skewering the one tomato followed by a basil leaf folded in half.

    A hand holding a wooden skewer skewering a tomato
  3. Add a piece of bocconcini cheese also followed by a basil leaf.

    a hand continuing to skewer the cheese and basil with the tomatoes
  4. Continue with another piece of tomato, a basil leaf, another piece of bocconcini cheese to finish off the skewer.

    A hand holding one finished skewer of caprese salad
  5. Repeat with the bamboo sticks and arrange the Caprese skewers on a platter.

  6. Season lightly with salt and then a good olive oil drizzle.

    A small jar with olive oil being poured over the caprese skewers
  7. You can finish off with some chilli flakes if you like or skip the spice.

    A hand holding a caprese skewer with chilli flakes seasoned with olive oil and salt
  8. Have a bowl of balsamic vinegar on the side for dipping the skewers to your taste.

    A hand holding a caprese skewer dipped in balsamic glaze
  9. Or up your game by drizzling the balsamic glaze over the skewers and crumbling the croutons over the skewers.

  10. Serve right away and enjoy!

    A Caprese skewer on a plate with a bowl of balsamic glaze on the side and fresh basil leaves

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Tips for Caprese Salad Skewers

  • Use heavy Bamboo skewers for the recipe so that the salad doesn't fall apart from the skewer.
  • It's best to use a medium size (no more than 6inch) skewer again so the Caprese ingredients stay firm on the skewer.
  • Any fresh mozzarella works for the Caprese salad, however I find the bocconcini to be ideal as it's comparable to the tomatoes.
  • Baby tomatoes--cherry or grape tomatoes are best since they're round.
  • When alternating between cheese and tomatoes, make sure to have a basil leave between each layer.
  • Make the Caprese Salad skewers up to 2 days ahead of time and keep them covered on a serving plate in the fridge. Avoid seasoning them yet.
  • On the day of serving, season and dress the skewers.
  • The simplest seasoning for the Caprese salad would be salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • It's recommended to have a small bowl of balsamic glaze on the side for dipping the skewers in.
  • You can add chilli flakes if you want a hint of spice.
  • To take your Caprese Skewers to another level, crumble some croutons on top, drizzle lightly with balsamic glaze and drench them in good olive oil.
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 682IU14%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.