Caprese Skewers With Olive

I love Caprese Skewers With Olive because The holidays are my favorite time of year. I love spending time catching up with old friends I haven’t seen in a while and seeing what family members have been up to all year. I get a lot of party invites during the holidays and being the social butterfly that I am, I try to catch them all. Since I don’t like to show up empty-handed, I keep a collection of easy-to-make recipes at my fingertips and extra bottles of wine so I’m always prepared.

Caprese Skewers With Olive

One of my holiday and party side dishes is Classic Caprese Skewers With Olive Oil Drizzle. 

These are easy to make, come together quickly, and don’t require many ingredients. Classic Caprese Skewers are always a hit because they are healthy, refreshing, and a breath of fresh air for people who are tired of the heavy foods often found at holiday gatherings.

Pair these classic Caprese Skewers with fruity wines with high acidity, like a dry sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Fiano, Sancerre, Albariño, or Falanghina and you have a match made in heaven.

ingredients

  • Fresh mini mozzarella balls
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Olive Oil Regular or Infused
  • Italian seasoning
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Skewers

How to Make Caprese Skewers With Olive

  1. Roll fresh mini mozzarella balls into Italian seasoning
  2. Layer fresh mini mozzarella balls onto a wooden or metal skewer followed by a fresh basil leaf (fold the basil leaf if it’s too large) then add a cherry tomato.
  3. Once you have several fully assembled, lay them flat on a plate drizzle with olive oil and serve.
Caprese Skewers With Olive

tips

  • Skewers: If I’m taking these to a party I use wooden skewers however if the party is at my house, I  make mini skewers and use my metal skewers
  • Olive oil: I like to use good olive oil like this 4 pack of infused olive oils I picked up online)
  • Make ahead: You can also pop them in the fridge covered in saran wrap if you are making them ahead.

Other Variations you may try!

  • Pasta: Mix pasta with chopped tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil leaves, olives, and a bit of olive oil.
  • Toast: Put chopped tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil leaves, and olives on top of toasted bread slices.
  • Mushrooms: Fill mushrooms with chopped tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil leaves, and olives, then bake.
  • Salad: Put tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil leaves, and olives on a plate of lettuce, and add a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

perfect paring with this Caprese Skewers With Olive

These Caprese Skewers With Olive pair wonderfully with a classic Margherita pizza or a vegetable quinoa salad. As for drinks, a refreshing Mango Raspberry Swirl Margarita is the best choice to enjoy your meal, or a sparkling lemonade would complement the flavors of the skewers perfectly.

faq

Can I make these skewers vegan?

Just omit the mozzarella and replace it with vegan cheese for a dairy-free version.

Can I use different types of olives?

Yes, feel free to use any variety of olives you prefer or have on hand. Green, black, or Kalamata olives all work well in this recipe.

Do I have to use wooden skewers?

No, you can use either wooden or metal skewers, depending on your preference. Wooden skewers are disposable and convenient for parties, while metal skewers offer a more elegant presentation.

How long can I store the leftovers?

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Conclusion

These colorful and flavorful Caprese Skewers With Olive are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, my family loves it and I’m sure your family will love it too. these skewers will impress. Share the recipe with loved ones and subscribe to my blog for more tasty recipes.

Caprese Skewers With Olive

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: AppetizersCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

Skewers
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Calories

80

kcal
Total time

15

minutes

Classic Caprese Skewers With Olive Oil Drizzle are quick and easy to assemble making them my go-to for snacks on the go and last-minute holiday party invites when I don't feel like cooking but need to bring a dish.

Ingredients

  • Fresh mini mozzarella balls

  • Grape or cherry tomatoes

  • Olive Oil Regular or Infused

  • Italian seasoning

  • Fresh basil leaves

  • Skewers

Directions

  • Roll fresh mini mozzarella balls into Italian seasoning
  • Layer fresh mini mozzarella balls onto a wooden or metal skewer followed by a fresh basil leaf (fold the basil leaf if it's too large) then add a cherry tomato.
  • Once you have several fully assembled, lay them flat on a plate drizzle with olive oil, and serve.

Notes

  • Skewers: If I'm taking these to a party I use wooden skewers however if the party is at my house, I  make mini skewers and use my metal skewers.
  • Olive oil: I like to use good olive oil like this 4 pack of infused olive oils I picked up online)
  • Make ahead: You can also pop them in the fridge covered in saran wrap if you are making them ahead. 
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Courtney

This blog is all about delicious easy-to-make recipes. I aim to make cooking enjoyable, especially for those who, like me, may not be expert chefs but have a love for trying new things in the kitchen.