Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!

A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!

Move over, boring old Caprese salad! These Strawberry Caprese Skewers are a fun and easy twist on the classic Italian salad.

Simple to make, and perfect for summer BBQs and potlucks, these skewers will be a hit with your friends and family. And the best part? The balsamic glaze takes them from ordinary to extraordinary!

Featuring juicy strawberries, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and a delicious balsamic glaze, these skewers are sure to please. Plus, they’re super simple to make!

So grab some skewers and get started today. Your guests will love them!

A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!
A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!

When are strawberries in season?

Strawberries can be found in produce sections of grocery stores and farmer’s markets all year round. However, the best tasting strawberries tend to be those harvested locally during your local strawberry season.

 Most of the strawberries in the grocery stores during winter are from warm climates  such as South America.

In the north, strawberries tend to be ready from May through June. In the south, strawberries are ready from January through April.

The exact dates will vary depending upon the weather and other factors.

A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!

About the Ingredients for Strawberry Caprese Appetizers

Strawberries – Fresh, local strawberries are best here but if it isn’t strawberry season just look for firm but bright red strawberries with green leaves. Avoid strawberries that are mushed or have mold.

Basil – When buying basil, look for fresh, vibrant green leaves with no dark spots.

Cheese – Mini mozzarella balls or Ciliegine are the perfect size for these skewers.

Balsamic Vinegar – The warm balsamic glaze will start to melt the cheese on contact. For a cleaner presentation, avoid adding the glaze to the cheese while drizzling it onto the skewers.

Skewers – You will need 16 6” wooden skewers.

A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!

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A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!

How to Make Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Serves: 4 | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

16 fresh, small strawberries, washed and cut in half across the width, hull intact
32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
16 Ciliegine (mini-Mozzarella balls)
1 c. balsamic vinegar
2 T. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle, optional

Directions:

  1. Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a 6” wooden skewer with the hull facing up. Next, fold one basil leaf in half, dark side facing out, and add it to the skewer. Add one mini-Mozzarella ball, followed by another folded basil leaf, and the bottom half of the strawberry.
  2. Repeat Step #1 with the remaining strawberries, basil, and Mozzarella until you have 16 completed skewers. Arrange on a serving platter and set aside.
  3. To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume.
  4. Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly.  Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
Yield: 16 Skewers

Strawberry Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!

Ingredients

  • 16 fresh, small strawberries, washed and cut in half across the width, hull intact
  • 32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 16 Ciliegine (mini-Mozzarella balls)
  • 1 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle, optional

Instructions

  1. Thread the top half of one strawberry onto a 6” wooden skewer with the hull facing up. Next, fold one basil leaf in half, dark side facing out, and add it to the skewer. Add one mini-Mozzarella ball, followed by another folded basil leaf, and the bottom half of the strawberry.
  2. Repeat Step #1 with the remaining strawberries, basil, and Mozzarella until you have 16 completed skewers. Arrange on a serving platter and set aside.
  3. To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume.
  4. Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly.  Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 Skewers

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

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A summer party or dinner idea, these strawberry caprese skewers drizzled in balsamic glaze are perfect appetizers for a party!

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