Tomato Mozzarella Skewers – easy Caprese salad on a stick


These bite-sized tomato mozzarella skewers will be a welcome eye-catcher on every party and a creative twist to any Caprese salad.

clean eating tomato mozzarella skewers

It is another vegetarian clean eating recipe idea here on LeanJumpStart. It has just three main ingredients and is super easy to prepare. Offer this healthy appetizer to your guests or bring it with you to the next summer party, I’m sure your hosts will appreciate it.


Tomato mozzarella skewers

super easy and delicious summer party snack

  • Author: Gabi Rupp
  • Prep Time: 6
  • Total Time: 6 minutes


  • 24 fresh mozzarella balls
  • 48 cherry tomatoes
  • 24 basil leaves
  • 24 toothpicks
  • some salt and pepper
  • balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • extra virgin olive oil (optional)


  1. Slide one tomato on the stick, add a mozzarella ball and finish with a basil leaf.
  2. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  3. Arrange on a round plate and put the remaining vegetables in the middle.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (optional)


Tip: Right before serving, drizzle a bit of Balsamic vinegar and/or olive oil over the finger food

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Mozzarella tomato basil skewers: a smart alternative to traditional Caprese salad

Maybe you know the Italian appetizer trays with sliced tomato and mozzarella, garnished with basil leaves? I’ve learned recently that it is called “Caprese” salad in the US. Here in Germany, they are also very popular and you can expect them at each party buffet.

Although the recipe seems quite easy, preparing such an appetizer can be sometimes a struggle…

First, you have to cut tomatoes and mozzarella in thin slices. To make them look appealing you then have to layer and arrange them carefully. You invest quite a bit of time without a guarantee that it will look how it should;)

A fool-proof party tray

The above presented “party tray for dummies” is different and brings relief to all not so patient kitchen chefs like me;) It is ready within some minutes, fool-proof and of course, it tastes yummy too.

And even if you use different sizes of cherry tomatoes and basil leaves – see picture above – the Caprese salad skewers still look wonderful!

It’s up to you in which order you pick the veggies, mozzarella, and basil. As you can see it works in all directions. And if you want to “green it up” it, even more, you don’t need to remove the tomato leaves.