Mini Caprese Bites

Serve these mini tomato and mozzarella skewers in individual glasses as an appetizer at a seated dinner party, or arrange on a platter for your buffet. Fresh mozzarella bites, tomatoes, basil, and balsomic join forces for a summery, adorable appetizer that will have your guests swooning. Kids love the presentation, and the skewers allow for easy, mess-free eating. Caprese is always a party showstopper, and these cute mini-skewer ideas are no exception.

Mini Caprese Bites
Photo: William Dickey
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 appetizer servings


  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved

  • 10 to 14 fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, cut into thirds*

  • 32 (4-inch) wooden skewers**

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste


  1. Thread 1 tomato half, 1 piece of cheese, and another tomato half onto each skewer. Place skewers in a shallow serving dish.

  2. Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle oil mixture over skewers; sprinkle with basil and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. *1 (8-oz.) package fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.

  4. **Wooden picks may be substituted.

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