These skewers are by far one of my favorite snacks! Often times, if I am hosting a party, they usually make an appearance. The best part, my girls love to eat them too (minus the basil and glaze)! Super easy to assemble, healthy, and 5 simple ingredients. You really can’t beat that!
For the skewers, I kept the Basil in the caprese, but the addition of rosemary gives it a little boost. Rosemary can be strong which is why just the hint from the skewers is perfect here. Bite sized, creamy mozzarella, tangy grape tomatoes, sharp basil, the sweet balsamic glaze finished off by fresh rosemary is definitely going to be one of the best foods I eat today!
Making the balsamic glaze is pretty simple too! I used to be nervous about making the glaze because it seemed too daunting. Then one day, I figured, I’ll try it and see what happens. I can’t believe I was ever so nervous! Literally I’m boiling balsamic vinegar with a little brown sugar and that’s pretty much it! Oh.My.God. It tastes so good, I could drizzle this glaze on pretty much anything!
So what are you waiting for? Try out these delicious skewers and impress your guests with a fancy-ish appetizer!
From my kitchen to yours, I hope you enjoy these Rosemary Caprese Skewers with a Balsamic Glaze.
Rosemary Caprese Skewers with a Balsamic Glaze
- 15-20 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1 c cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 c mozzarella pearls
- 1/4 c fresh basil
For the Balsamic glaze:
- 1 c Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
For the Balsamic Glaze:
- Combine the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it has reduced by half.
- Remove from heat and let it cool then transfer to a squeeze bottle or jar and store in a dry, cool place.
To assemble the skewers:
- Remove all but the top 1 inch of the rosemary sprigs.
- Skewer the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and repeat. The order doesn't matter so have fun and get creative.
- Right before serving, drizzle the balsamic glaze over the top.
**Optional Add-ons: Add some olives, slices of meats, or even veggies.
**If I'm in the mood, I sprinkle some coarse salt and red chili flakes before I drizzle the balsamic glaze. Try it!
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Made this over the weekend and it was a BIG hit! The balsamic reduction was the star of the show for sure! And so easy!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! One of my favorite appetizers/snacks, especially for a gorgeous, sunny day!
Very creative. Healthy and delicious