Eat and Enjoy – Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle

on June 5, 2019

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle are the yummiest appetizers you can make for a party!  It isn’t that expensive either to make.

And on top of that, I love things that are simple to cook but deliver big taste!  Balsamic Reduction is a simple sauce that can elevate a dish to the next level, and it’s so easy to make at home! It only takes one ingredient and just a little time to create this sweet, tangy, syrupy sauce. 

How to Make Balsamic Reduction

I can’t stress enough how easy this is!  You literally just simmer balsamic vinegar until it thickens. That’s it!

If you want this to be even more sticky sweet, you can add some sugar or honey to sweeten it up a touch. I find the vinegar gets sweet enough as it simmers down and reduces.  But if you have more of a sweet tooth, you might want to try adding a couple tablespoons of sugar or honey.

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle are a quick and healthy, gluten-free appetizer recipe. Easy to assemble, and perfectly poppable. They will light up your taste buds!

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.

To make a platter for a 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 of a cherry tomato.

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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.

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

Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups good quality balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Heat vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbling. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer until reduced by about half and thickened. You can stir it occasionally but just keep an eye on it to make sure it’s not boiling rapidly…just a low simmer is perfect.

Cool and store in fridge for up to a month.

Until next time…

Eat and enjoy!

 

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