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I love appetizer potlucks. You can throw together something quickly and you don’t have commit to a big cooking expedition (or cooking at all!) That is exactly how I discovered this amazing flavour combination.
My friend brought this appetizer to my house and I seriously fell in love with it. This Caprese salad skewer with balsamic reduction is by far, my latest and greatest favourite appetizer. Okay, I admit that it’s been almost 2 years since that appetizer potluck, but it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to appetizers and I have made this one every single time I’ve needed an appetizer in the last two years. That says a lot! It’s quick, easy, vegetarian, gluten-free and you can make it ahead or right before your event, if you only have a short time to spare.
We often have an appetizer extravaganza on New years eve and we try to keep it healthy. This recipe will definitely be joining the ranks this year. So, if you are looking for a New Year’s eve party appetizer, this one is perfect! You don’t have to wait until New Years Day to enact your healthy eating resolution -this appetizer will help you start of the New Year right!
I make mine a little different from how my friend made it when she introduced it into my life 🙂 My Caprese Salad skewer is on a toothpick and uses grape tomatoes, cut in half (or cherry tomatoes). I also slice the mozzarella any old way – I don’t do it in circles or perfect symmetrical squares – it’s completely fuss-free. And please excuse my photos, as they were taken with my iPhone this summer when I made them for an appetizer at a small family get together (where they were a huge hit, by the way!)
Speaking of fuss-free:
It’s the 11th hour here (day before we leave for Christmas holidays) and I didn’t have time for my usual fancy photos, so in keeping with the no-fuss theme, (what it’s really all about right now, at this stage of the game anyway), these are a couple of quick shots I took of these Caprese salad skewers on my Mom’s old skool crystal serving tray when I made them last summer.
These tomato, basil, mozzarella skewers, drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction are healthy, low calorie and won’t leave you overdrawn at the calorie bank.
So, if you are looking for a fantastic quick, healthy and easy appetizer, try this one! AND if you love this flavour combination as much as I do, give my 5 Ingredient Caprese Sheet Pan Chicken Breast a try. This delicious and healthy appetizer was the inspiration behind this tasty Sheet Pan chicken breast recipe.
I love these serving trays!
Caprese Salad Skewers Appetizer
This healthy, simple and delicious 4 Ingredient Caprese Salad Skewer appetizer is make-ahead or perfect for a last minute gathering, especially if you are trying to stay on track with your health goals.
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese cut into cubes
- 2 -28 g pkg fresh basil
- reduced balsamic vinegar glaze drizzled
Slice grape tomatoes in half. Poke toothpick/skewer through tomato half (flat side down) * if you are using cherry tomatoes, don't slice in half - use cherry tomatoes on each end
Slice mozzarella into squares. Add small square of mozzarella to skewer.
Fold piece of basil and add to skewer.
Add second 1/2 of tomato, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar reduction /glaze
*If you are making this ahead, drizzle the balsamic vinegar glaze on as close to serving as possible
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This post is part of The Country Cook’s Weekend Potluck!