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Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle are a quick and healthy, gluten-free appetizer recipe. Easy to assemble, and perfectly poppable. Your guests will love them!

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle | iowagirleats.com

After chewing Mini Corn Dog Muffins, chomping Stuffed Mini Peppers, and chowing Warm Fig and Prosciutto Goat Cheese Dip (YASS) on Super Bowl Sunday, you might feel as though you can’t take another bite.

Been there, done that.

But trust me, take the 3rd quarter to dig deep and somehow, someway, find an empty pocket in your tummy to fill with one of the most fresh and delicious bites to ever pass your lips, Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle. YES!

Mini mozzarella cheese balls are skewered with sweet basil leaves and juicy cherry tomatoes then drizzled with tangy-sweet balsamic reduction to create the perfect little poppable appetizer. Trust me when I tell you that these will FLY off the platter.

These healthy, easy appetizers are so good and even easier to make!

To make a platter for entertaining you’ll need grape or cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and fresh mini mozzarella balls. You can find mini cheese balls in most grocery stores these days. If not, just cut a regular-sized ball of fresh mozzarella into bite-sized pieces.

Layer a mini cheese ball onto a toothpick followed by a fresh basil leaf (fold in half if large,) and half a cherry tomato.


So cute, right?!

While you’re assembling the skewers, pour 1 cup balsamic vinegar into a saucepan then let it simmer for 10 minutes, or until it’s the consistency of real maple syrup. After it’s cooled and thickened slightly, drizzle all over the Caprese Skewers.

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle


Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle are perfect bites of freshness. Enjoy this healthy appetizer recipe year round!


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • cherry or grape tomatoes
  • mini mozzarella cheese balls (could use regular sized ball cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • fresh basil leaves, cut in half if large
  • salt & pepper
  • toothpicks


  1. Bring balsamic vinegar up to a boil in a saucepan, then lower heat to medium and simmer until it's the consistency of very thin maple syrup, about 10 minutes. Pour into a bowl and let cool.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half. Thread a mini mozzarella cheese ball, basil leaf (fold in half if large) and a tomato half onto a tooth pick. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, then drizzle cooled balsamic reduction on top.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.


Let’s see… Mini? Check. Fresh? Yup. Flavorful? Uh-huh. Perfect in every single way? You bet!

Make a TON of these because they won’t last long – and enjoy!