If you’re looking for a super quick and easy appetizer, make these Caprice Salad Sticks! Using little cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil, these come together quickly. A fresh little salad on a stick that takes minutes to put together and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
We’re heading into Friday with these Caprice Salad Sticks! Wouldn’t they go great alongside a glass of wine on the patio tonight? The answer is yes friends! Much like my Fresh Tomato Bruschetta, this is one I make often and never disappoints.
This is a very easy before dinner nibble for party guests or something to take to any summer gatherings you may be attending through this season.. I’ve made and served these so many times over the years and there are never leftovers, ever!
Let’s take a look at what we need to get them on your appetizer plate soon.
What We Need To Make This Easy Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Appetizer
- 20 Cherry tomatoes
- 4 oz mozzarella
- Fresh basil leaves
- Sea Salt
- Olive oil
- balsamic glaze
REMEMBER, the full recipe and instructions is always found in the recipe card at the end of the post.
How To Make This Caprice Salad Appetizer
Well, they are as easy as 1-2-3! I literally put these together in minutes. Not much explaining is needed, but here goes.
- Cut up the mozzarella ball into small cubes
- tear the basil leaves.
- Skewer them all on little cocktail sticks
- Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic glaze and sprinkle with sea salt just before serving
Do you ever use Balsamic Glaze
I use it all the time! We absolutely love it on so many things. The other day I posted my recipe for a 5 Minute Goat Cheese & Pecan Salad. That recipe also uses Balsamic Glaze. Unsure what it is? Have a read below.
Balsamic Glaze is made from balsamic vinegar. It’s the process of cooking balsamic vinegar for a long time until it attains a syrupy consistency. A sweetener like honey, maple syrup or brown sugar is commonly used to sweeten the glaze. You and buy Balsamic Glaze in most grocery stores
Can I Make These in Advance
Yes, of course you can. If you’re entertaining, you want as much free time as possible with your friends or family. So, these can be prepared, covered and popped in the fridge early in the day. If making them in advance, don’t drizzle them with the olive oil and balsamic glaze until just before serving though. They will be much fresher if you do this just before serving.
What do these little salad sticks go great with Julia
So many things! Like I said before, I’ve made these more times than I can count. Just last weekend made them again and we also had easy Sausage Rolls and a Charcuterie Board. You can never go wrong with that combination, it just always works. You could even try them alongside my Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheels.
If you are ever looking for a super easy, quick and fresh little nibble, make these. These would not only be great at a nibbles party, but fantastic to serve with drinks before a bigger meal. They are light and fresh and won’t take away your appetite! And be sure to check out the Appetizers section for so many ideas for summer entertaining.
Happy Friday friends and enjoy the weekend whatever you get up to. I’m hoping for a little rest and relaxation with some cooking on the side. See you all next week with some more delicious recipes to keep you inspired.
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Caprice Salad Sticks
- 20 Cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 4 oz mozzarella cubed
- Fresh basil leaves roughly torn
- Sea Salt
- Olive oil
- balsamic glaze
- Skewer a cherry tomato, a torn basil leaf,a cubed mozzarella piece and another basil leaf onto a cocktail stick. Repeat for all.
- Arrange on a plate. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic glaze and sprinkle with sea salt just before serving.