Caprese Skewers Recipe

Caprese Skewers Recipe - Ciliegini are Italian fresh mozzarella cheese balls that are the size of small cherry tomatoes and packaged in water or a seasoning marinade. The tiny balls are perfect for salads, snacks, and a variety of appetizers, including this one. These caprese skewers are fresh, colorful, and great for picnics or cookouts!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes, Plus 1 Hour to Marinate
Yield: 6 Servings
Caprese Skewers Recipe

Ingredients for Caprese Skewers Recipe:

  • 8 ounces ciliegini mozzarella balls, drained and halved
  • 9 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 18 small to medium fresh basil leaves

Marinade
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small to medium clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried ground oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Directions for Caprese Skewers Recipe:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mozzarella balls with the marinade ingredients. Stir well and cover; place in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.
  2. To assemble, place a mozzarella ball, a basil leaf (folded in half lengthwise if needed), and a grape tomato half on a toothpick. (Tip: If you want the skewers to stand up on a plate, place the tomatoes cut side down.)
  3. Serve right away or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Tip: To save time, you can use premarinated ciliegini mozzarella balls instead of making your own marinade.

Per serving:
CALORIES: 174
FAT: 15.5 g
PROTEIN: 8 g
TOTAL CARBS: 2.2 g
NET CARBS: 2.2 g

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