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The idea to blog about these was kind of an afterthought, so we apologize for the lack of instructional photos. It’s super easy to assemble so you really won’t need the directions in picture form anyway. We made these for a baby shower and as Cindy was finished making these and arranging them on a platter, she screamed “don’t eat any until I take pictures for the blog!” Let’s be real. How could we not blog these adorable apps?

Caprese platter Caprese Skewers
These would be perfect for any party or even a barbecue in place of (or in addition to) a salad. The skewers are easy to eat while visiting with friends. And who doesn’t love easy party food? It’s a great “make-ahead” dish and it travels well. It just keeps getting better!

skewerHere’s the Recipe:

  • Grape tomatoes – we mixed it up with 2 colors on each skewer.
  • Mozzarella – we used the “pearl” size. It’s the perfect size for skewering. We also used the marinated for a little added flavor.
  • Basil – After opening our package of basil, we found it was rotten (wahhh!!!). Thankfully we had the marinated mozzarella that had the seasoning and basil in it so we improvised and drizzled that marinade on it trying to make sure each skewer had some basil.
  • Toothpicks – try to find some that are longer than the usual toothpicks. A party store or kitchen store would be a great place to look. You can also make these larger with kebab skewers.

Skewer a tomato, mozzarella ball, piece of basil and another tomato on each toothpick. If you don’t have basil, don’t fret, use the marinade like we did to add the basil and add color. We also drizzled a little of the marinade over the final product to get some of those delicious flavors in there. If you choose not to use the marinated mozzarella, a drizzle of balsamic would be delicious on these.

Nom. nom. nom.