Over the Memorial Day weekend we had family in town visiting so I took that as an excuse to invite friends over for what was intended to be a nice outdoor party. As the day approached I could see that a subtropical storm was going to ruin those plans so I moved the party indoors rather than cancel. The menu went from s’mores to finger food and my stepmom and I whipped up these delicious and oh-so-cute blueberry Caprese skewers on a whim and they were a big hit!
We found mozzarella cheese “pearls” in the cheese case by the deli at our local grocery store and thought they were too cute to pass up. Our original plan had been to buy larger mozzarella balls but when we saw the pearls we decided to scrap our original Caprese salad idea and pair it with blueberries instead. Drizzled with balsamic vinegar and paired with fresh basil from the garden, they were a huge hit at the shindig!
Blueberry Caprese Skewers
Try this fruity twist on the traditional with these Blueberry Caprese Skewers with mozzarella pearls, fresh basil, and balsamic vinegar drizzle.
- 8oz package mozzarella pearls
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 12-15 fresh basil leaves
- balsamic vinegar
Cut basil into 1/4 inch strips diagonally.
Layer ingredients onto toothpick: mozzarella pearl, blueberry, basil folded accordion style, mozzarella pearl
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving.
Skewers can be made up 4-6 hours ahead of time and drizzled with balsamic vinegar at time of serving.
Here are some other deceptively easy party appetizers: