RecipeCaprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 10
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg

This is a classic dish (the tasty pairing of tomato and mozzarella) with an adorable presentation—perfect for a snack or party pass-around. If you don’t want to make your own honey balsamic drizzle, you can either buy balsamic glaze at the market or make your own standard glaze by simply simmering balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan until it reduces and becomes rich, thick and glossy. Alternatively, you can use any favorite vinaigrette dressing. The choice is yours to make!

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This recipe makes about 40 pieces

For the honey balsamic drizzle:

  • • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • • ½ tablespoon honey

For the tomato-mozzarella skewers:

  • • 1 cup basil leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • • 1 container fresh mozzarella pearls
  • • 1 cup multi-colored grape tomatoes, halved
  • • 40 large toothpicks or thin skewers

To make the glaze, combine the balsamic and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the balsamic is thick, syrupy, and has reduced by half. Set aside until ready to use.

To assemble the skewers, thread a tomato half through the toothpick, followed by a piece of basil, a mozzarella pearl and tomato half. Make as many skewers as you like or until all of the ingredients are used up. Transfer the skewers to a serving platter and drizzle over the balsamic glaze, or serve on the side as a dip.


Nutrition info is based on 1 skewer with ½ teaspoon Honey-Balsamic Glaze

Want more mozzarella? Try this Caprese Salad!