Caprese on a Stick


Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week.  I know mine has been flying by because I’ve been so busy lately.  My hubby and I are leaving next week to go a friend’s wedding in Georgia and I’m so excited!  Our weather here in NY has been stuck in the 40’s and 50’s this past week so I’ve really been craving some warm, summery weather.  What better place to go for hot, humid weather than south Georgia?!

I have a really fun and simple appetizer idea for you today….they are pretty to look at, too!  Salad on a stick?  I gave this classic Italian salad that I absolutely love a brand new look and made it a little bit more fun.  They are very impressive looking and very tasty.  I could eat a huge plate of these by myself.

So if you are looking for an easy idea for an appetizer this one is perfect for you.  It would also be great to serve at a large party or a barbeque…I’m sure people would appreciate a healthy alternative to munch on, not to mention the beautiful presentation!

Caprese on a Stick. Caprese salad on toothpicks.


cherry tomatoes
small fresh mozzarella balls
basil leaves
balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, optional


Place one cherry tomato, a basil leave (or half a leaf if it is large), and a mozzarella ball on each toothpick.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar if desired, leaving the end of the toothpick clean, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  You can also serve the balsamic on the side and let your guests drizzle on their own.

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33 Responses to “Caprese on a Stick”

  1. April 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM #

    So creative, Ashley! Caprese salads remind me of summer time. We make them often when the weather gets warmer. We’ll definitely be trying these!

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM #

      I was craving summertime so that’s why I made this! Thanks, Sally!

  2. April 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM #

    Great appetizer! Italian food is my favorite!

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM #

      Me too, Nancy! My husband and I love Italian food…all of it!

  3. April 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM #

    OK, I love that you posted these today! I was just thinking of these because I’m catering a shower in a couple weeks and wanted to do something like this. Will definitely be making! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:42 PM #

      These would be great for a shower! Thanks, Marie!

  4. April 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM #

    Very pretty appetizer! Caprese salad is a favorite of mine. I will definitely be making these this summer.

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:42 PM #

      Thanks, Suzie! It’s a fave of mine, too 🙂

  5. April 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM #

    Beautiful appetizer! Great job 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  6. April 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM #

    LOVE these! So perfect for a cocktail party and I can not get enough of fresh basil. Have an amazing time in Georgia! The weather here is 90 degrees so I am jealous of how cool it is on the east!

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM #

      Yes, they would be perfect for a cocktail party! Thanks, Christina!

  7. April 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM #

    What great appetizer ideas! Salad on a stick!

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve been wanting to try it out for years now and finally remembered to make them 🙂

  8. April 24, 2013 at 6:02 PM #

    these are so pretty and delicious! love it!

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM #

      Thank you, Jenn!

  9. April 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM #

    Salad on a stick works for me! Love this idea – pretty, and of course such great flavors. Great idea – thanks.

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM #

      Thanks, John! I do love the colors and the flavors!

  10. April 24, 2013 at 8:21 PM #

    Great idea –love salad on a stick. Love it even more when it’s simple and looks delicious! Lovely post.

    • April 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM #

      I do love easy ideas like this – perfect when you are making a ton of food for a party, etc!

  11. April 26, 2013 at 10:29 AM #

    These are so dangerously delicious! I made similar ones and ate most before my guests arrived — oops 🙂

    • April 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM #

      It took a lot of willpower to not to that! haha

  12. April 26, 2013 at 4:06 PM #

    Love this, so creative! I’ve never tried fresh mozzarella before… on my list of things to buy next!

    • April 26, 2013 at 4:53 PM #

      You should really try it – it’s awesome!

  13. April 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM #

    Mmmm I would love to try these sticks, they look delicious!


  14. April 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM #

    These are great for a party! I could make a meal of these myself.

  15. April 28, 2013 at 2:20 AM #

    Caprese on a stick – I love the name! Those are such perfect bite-size appetizers! Great for a cocktail party!

    • April 28, 2013 at 7:34 PM #

      Thanks, Julia! I thought it was a fun name, too 🙂

  16. April 28, 2013 at 8:33 PM #

    Love anything on a stick! Especially if it’s healthy!

    • April 28, 2013 at 8:34 PM #

      Me too, Christin!


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