These blackberry Caprese skewers are 3 simple ingredients on a stick. They are the perfect make ahead healthy appetizer for a party or get together. Simple, fancy, and delicious!
Finding simple appetizers that are as impressive as they are tasty can often be a challenge. Dips and fried foods often see this as their time to shine, but give these blackberry Caprese skewers a chance to shine and watch how everyone gets excited to try them. These healthy sticks can be a great change of pace from the dips and fried foods being served too!
About These Blackberry Caprese Skewers
My mother-in-law attended a party several months ago and these little skewers were a favorite. They’re so simple yet they add a nice elegance to the table. I am a die-hard traditional Caprese fan (with cherry tomatoes) and worried I’d miss them but the sweet-tart of the berries is delicious with the fresh basil and mozzarella. Try them!
What is Caprese?
It’s a simple Italian salad served with mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, and basil. In this case, we’re using blackberries instead. And while it may not be plated like a traditional salad on a plate, there are green leaves involved, so it’s a cheesy fruit salad on a stick. 😉
How far in advance can I make blackberry Caprese skewers?
These skewers can be made up to a few days in advance, if you keep them properly stored in the fridge. For best tasting results make them not long before eating, but prepping a day or two in advance of a party is a great time saver later.
Blackberry Caprese Skewer Ingredients
-1 container of fresh blackberries
-1 container of fresh mozzarella pearls
How to Make Blackberry Caprese Skewers
Tear the basil leaves to be about the size of a quarter.
Skewer one piece of basil, then a mozzarella pearl, followed by another piece of basil.
End with a blackberry.
That’s it! Serve & enjoy!
- 1 container Fresh Blackberries
- 1 container Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
- Fresh Basil
- Wooden Skewers
- Wash and dry your berries.
- Tear the basil leaves so that they are about the size of a quarter.
- Skewer one piece of basil and then follow with a mozzarella pearl.
- Add a piece of basil and then end with a whole blackberry.
- Place on a serving platter, serve and enjoy.
Where do you find mozzarella pearls?
Mozzarella pearls are often found in the grocery store’s deli department. Around the same area where you find the baby bell cheese or the fancy soft cheese varieties. You can always confirm this by asking a store attendant as not all stores are set up with the same layout in place.
What kind of stick should I use?
There are so many different types of wooden skewers that you can use ranging from long kabob sticks (like what we used) for a more dramatic look, or toothpicks. There are also the fancier toothpicks used in alcoholic drinks to hold olives and other pieces of food in the glass. Any of these options could be great for adding a little flair to the appearance.
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With 3 simple ingredients on a stick these blackberry caprese skewers are as easy to make as they are delicious to eat. You’re going to love serving these up at your next party or event!