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Caprice Salad Sticks

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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.

Caprice salad sticks on a white serving dish
Caprice Salad Sticks

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.

close up of the caprice salad sticks
Caprice Salad Sticks

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.


ingredients for the caprice salad sticks
Caprice Salad Sticks

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
making caprice salad sticks
Caprice Salad Sticks
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

making caprice salad sticks
Caprice Salad Sticks

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.

tomato and mozzarella appetizers
Caprice Salad Appetizer

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.

close up of the tomato and mozzarella appeitzers
Caprice Salad Sticks

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 Appetizer

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Caprice Salad Sticks

If you're looking for a super quick and easy appetizer, make these Caprice Salad Sticks! A fresh little salad on a stick that takes minutes to put together and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian, North American
Keyword: mozzarella, tomatoes
Servings: 20 cocktail sticks
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 20 Cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 4 oz mozzarella cubed
  • Fresh basil leaves roughly torn
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive oil
  • balsamic glaze

Instructions

  • 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.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Caprice Salad Sticks
Amount Per Serving (1 cocktail stick)
Calories 32 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 121IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on June 11th, 2021
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