Simple, quick and delicious Caprese Kabobs take minutes to throw together and are perfect for any party or get together.
Caprese kabobs are a delicious appetizer made with just a few simple ingredients. Simple appetizers like Veggie Cup Appetizers, Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies, Spinach Cheese Puffs, and these caprese kabobs make hosting a shower or party a breeze!
Flavors of Caprese
I can’t remember the first time I had Caprese Salad, but I feel like it was in the last few years.
Not sure why it took me so long to try the delicious combo of fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, but it’s definitely a FAVORITE!!
Because of this new obsession, I wanted to try an appetizer version of the salad and created these Caprese Kabobs. They were so quick and easy, and made for a great appetizer.
Best part? It literally took me not even ten minutes to whip up tons of these bite-size goodies. The worst part? Consuming a ton of them just as fast!! They’re so tasty and addicting.
If you’re looking for a simple and quick appetizer for your next get together, baby or bridal shower, I recommend these little guys. That delicious combo all topped with the reduction of Balsamic Vinegar make them a delicious recipe I know you’ll enjoy. 😀
Easy Bite-size Kabobs
PREP. Cut grape tomatoes in half.
LAYER. Add a mozzarella ball, basil leaf, and then a tomato half to a toothpick. Repeat with each kabob.
GARNISH. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar reduction, and serve cold.
Make Your Own Balsamic Reduction
If you prefer making your Reduction of Balsamic vinegar at home you can easily make it at home with just one ingredient.
SIMMER. Add one cup of Balsamic vinegar to a sauce pan on medium heat and bring it to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. It will start to thicken and reduce in size by about 1/2.
COOL. Remove it from the heat to let it cool before serving. If it is too thick or it starts to harden then add a little water to it and reheat it to thin it out. To store it, put it in a sealed container in the fridge. It will last in the fridge for several weeks.
Optional: If you would like it sweeter then add 1-2 tablespoon of honey or brown sugar before it is cooked.
Tips, Variations + Storing Info
- Cutting tomatoes: If you’re worried about the tomatoes bouncing around as you’re trying to cut them you can put them on a cutting board and place a plate or another cutting board on top of them. Run a sharp knife in between the 2 surfaces horizontally.
- Pat mozzarella balls dry before putting them on the skewers
- Not a basil fan? If you don’t like basil you can easily replace it with spinach and it will still taste great.
To make these kabobs ahead of time, thread the kabobs normally and cover them with plastic wrap or in an airtight container and store them in the fridge. Don’t add the Balsamic vinegar reduction until right before serving. I suggest not making these more than 1 day in advance.
With these Caprese Kabobs leftovers are very rare but if you have some, STORE in the fridge for 2-3 days. Just cover them with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container and if possible, store them without the Balsamic vinegar reduction on top.
For more recipes that use a Balsamic vinegar:
- Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
- Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad
- Quick Caprese Salad
- Flatbread Pizzas
- Caprese Stuffed Avocados
- Bruschetta Caprese
Caprese Kabobs Recipe
- 10 oz container of grape tomatoes (about 15-20 tomatoes)
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella balls
- fresh basil
- Reduction of Balsamic Vinegar usually found in the dressing isle at the store
- Cut grape tomatoes in half.
- Add a mozzarella ball, basil leaf, and then a tomato half to a toothpick. Repeat with each kabob.
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar reduction, and serve cold.
Too cute. Love these little bites. They have me thinking of summer!
Yes, they do!! They would be great for BBQs. ;D
Yes….WHY did it take you so long to try caprese? Definitely time to make up for all those lost years with these yummy little bites! 🙂
I know, right?! Now, I LOVE anything Caprese!
I basically grew up on caprese and, if in front of me, these would be all gone! Don’t make me share. 😀
I looove Caprese salads, and these little gems are absolutely adorable! I can imagine serving them as an app for a party! I’m going to send to my sis who was looking for something like this! 🙂
They are so simple and take just minutes – they’ll be great for any party!! 😀
Caprese salads are so good. I really like this idea of these one-bite appetizers.
I could easily make an entire meal out of these!
These are so easy and so cute. Very festive for a holiday app as well. Delish!
This is my favorite appetizer recipe to make whether we’re hosting or bringing a dish as guests. People always expect me to make these now lol! It’s hard to beat easy, healthy, delicious, AND pretty! 🙂
Ok, these have become my go-to appetizer to make at home or bring to get-togethers. So easy and so good!
Super easy to put together! These were perfect as a side to our soup and french bread we had last night!
I love caprese anything, so these are the most delicious, little appetizers!! They would be great for any occasion!
Love this combination of mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes with a little drizzle of balsamic. Yum!
This is one of my favorite appetizers to set out. They are light, fresh and complement heavier dishes.
Very fast, simple and delicious.