Summer Fave: Caprese Salad on a Stick!

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Caprese Salad on a Stick is a fabulous dish for fun appetizer nights, parties, or a healthy snack.  There’s so much taste on these little sticks, you don’t need to add much to the three ingredients, except maybe a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Fresh Basil Makes Caprese Salad on a Stick Delectable

If you don’t have fresh basil in your garden, or a pot on your windowsill, look for it in the produce section of your local grocery.  I’m horrible about keeping herbs alive, so I personally rely on the Aerogarden to keep me in fresh herbs all the time.  Take a look at my current Basil garden:

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If you don’t have a garden or an Aerogarden for fresh basil, you can always look at your grocery store.  Fresh herbs make fantastic recipes even better, and Caprese Salad on a Stick is one of those recipes.  If the herb is a little limp, simply cut the stem cleanly and place in a glass of very cold water for 30 minutes.  The basil will be fresh and beautiful, making your Caprese Salad on a Stick even better.

Fresh Mozzarella for your Caprese Salad on a Stick

I love fresh mozzarella, but the first time I found it, I had no idea what I was doing or what to even look for.  Any type of fresh mozzarella will work in Caprese Salad on a Stick, but I choose to purchase the smaller “cherry size” rounds of fresh mozzarella in my grocer’s better cheese section of the produce department.  Some retailers sell it fresh, where you can choose however much you’d like, or you can also find it prepackaged.  I used the prepackaged for this recipe, with some beautiful looking cherry tomatoes.

Caprese Salad on a Stick ~ An Amazing Addition to Any Meal

Caprese Salad on a Stick ~ An Amazing Addition to Any Meal

Ingredients

  • 1 container fresh mozzarella (cherry size or cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • fresh basil leaves, cut into halves or quarters, depending on size
  • Picks, such as toothpicks or hors d'oeuvres picks

Instructions

  1. Fold the basil leaves so they fit easily over top of the mozzarella. Slide onto a pick.
  2. Slide a piece of mozzarella on, followed by a tomato.
  3. Press the three ingredients together, toward the end of the pick if you are going to set them upright, or stick them into Styrofoam or a handy vegetable.
  4. Serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
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Caprese Salad on a Stick Makes a Meal

Caprese Salad on a Stick takes a meal from great to fabulous in an instant.  These little gems are fast to make and delicious to eat, perfect on a hot summer night when you need a bite to eat before it cools down.  They are also great on appetizer nights, where everything on the table is an appetizer.  Kids love these nights and they make for a great way to try a lot of new things.

Next time you want something quick and easy, or just something delicious and good for you, break out the cheese, tomatoes, and basil and thread together some Caprese Salad on a Stick.

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  2. My boyfriend is Italian and will devour these the second I make them. What a clever idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I think these will be my next appetizer at my boyfriends family gatherings. :-)

  3. These look so good! I can’t wait for spring so I can do some planting! I’m pinning this! Visiting from the Polka Dots on Parade Link Party! I love making new friends…come check out my space sometime!
    http://www.facebook.com/linleyhouse or http://www.linleyhouse.com/2013/03/easy-spring-wreath.html
    -Sarah

  4. Fast, Simple, Fresh, Yummy! The perfect appetizer!

  5. Super Cute Presentation!! What a great party app! I love this!

  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. This is a fantastic presentation for your Caprese Salad on A Stick, I will be using this idea very soon for a spring luncheon. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Great idea to put this salad on a skewer!

  9. OH…MY FAVORITE!

  10. This makes my mouth water! It reminds me of the bruschetta I just had at my favorite Italian restaurant recently. (minus the bread of course) Pinned this so I can come back to it later!! :)

  11. These look soooo good! Thank you for sharing! These are perfect for parties and even a before dinner snack when everyone is starving and dinner isnt ready yet!!

  12. I absolutely love this idea!!!! Found you from Coastal Charm’s linky party and so glad I did. I am definitely going to make these…..great appetizers and would also make cute pre-dinner salad too. I have a small melon baller that I think would make perfect mozzarella balls for the sticks. Can’t wait to try this. xo Lynn@thevintagenest P.S. My neighbor has given me permission to use her greenhouse and this week I plan to start growing some basil from seed. LOL…We shall see.

  13. I love Caprese Salad. What a great idea putting it on a stick — perfect for parties, and fun to eat. Thanks!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

  14. I love caprese and your idea really takes it over the top as a appetizer! Who could resist this? Hope you can visit the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

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