These Caprese on a Stick are a last minute appetizer for your barbecues. I love Caprese Salad so these little bites are a perfect snack for me. This was originally posted in 2011.

These Caprese on a Stick are fresh, light, and the flavors compliment each other perfectly. Goodbye summer!caprese on a stick

Caprese on a Stick

I’m always looking for a fresh appetizer or side dish that I can bring to get togethers. These Caprese on a Stick are a bite sized appetizer that everyone loves. I love the traditional Caprese Salad but it always seems to get a little mushy in the tomato area.

That’s why I love these. They’re portable appetizers that are fresh and light! One bite and you’re done.caprese on a stick

 

All you need for these Caprese on a Stick are mozzarella balls, basil, and cherry or grape tomatoes. Add a little balsamic vinegar and you’re done!

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What is fresh mozzarella? How is it different from regular mozzarella?

Fresh mozzarella is a semi-soft Italian cheese made from a cow. Fresh mozzarella is usually stored in its own liquid.

What is a balsamic glaze?

It’s just a reduction of balsamic vinegar. It’s thicker and the flavor is more concentrated.

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Caprese on a Stick

Ingredients

  • cherry tomatoes
  • small fresh mozzarella balls
  • basil leaves
  • balsamic vinegar glaze (can be found by balsamic vinegar and is thicker)
  • salt and pepper
  • toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Place one cherry tomato, a basil leave (or half a leaf if it is large), and a mozzarella ball on each toothpick. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze if desired and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Caprese Salad on a Stick