Easy Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer.

This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer.

I like to think of this appetizer as a deconstructed Caprese salad. You can have this colorful appetizer ready in just minutes. I like to use varied tomato colors just to make it that more interesting, but you can totally use just red tomatoes and it will still be eye-catching!

Make sure you keep a set of these 6-inch skewers on hand to make this quick and easy appetizer. This is one of those appetizers that is perfect for just about any type of party or special occasion. Works well for summer BBQs, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s celebrations. See why I mentioned keeping a set of skewers on hand? 😉

Drizzle the balsamic glaze on it just before serving to give it the finishing touch. Note: The warm balsamic glaze will start to melt the cheese on contact, so wait until you’re ready to serve it to add it.
This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer.

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Easy Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
 
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This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 red grape tomatoes
  • 8 yellow/orange grape tomatoes
  • 32 medium fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 16 mini-Mozzarella balls
1 c. balsamic vinegar
  • Optional:
  • 

2 T. high-quality extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
Instructions
  1. Thread one tomato onto a wooden skewer. Next, fold one basil leaf in half, dark side facing out, and add it to the skewer. Add one mini-Mozzarella ball, followed by another folded basil leaf, and end with another tomato in an alternate color.

  2. Repeat Step #1 with the remaining tomatoes, basil, and Mozzarella until you have 16 completed skewers. Arrange on a serving platter and set aside.

  3. To prepare the glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar is reduced to about ⅓ of its original volume.

  4. Remove glaze from heat and let cool slightly. Drizzle over the skewers, along with some extra virgin olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer. Drizzle with a rich balsamic glaze and serve.
This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. Traditional elements of a Caprese salad, tomato, basil and mozzarella are arranged on a short skewer for an instant and savory appetizer. Drizzle with a rich balsamic glaze and serve.


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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

No need to scramble for a gift! Check out my Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the perfect gift for your mom. From kitchen to fashion, from electronics to fitness, you’ll find it on this list.

No need to scramble for a gift! Check out my Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the perfect gift for your mom. From kitchen to fashion, from electronics to fitness, you'll find it on this list.

This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Here’s a gorgeous floral pattern two-tone reversible tote with a matching crossbody bag. Great set for a gift!

 

 

 

 

If your mom is always on the go, then these Bose wireless headphones will be her new favorite gift from you!

 

 

 

 

How adorable are these teacup-shaped measuring cups? If your mom likes whimsical kitchen items, snap these up!

 

 

 

 

This soft twill cashmere scarf would be a gorgeous addition to your mom’s wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

If your mom loves tea (or coffee), she will adore this porcelain tea set service for 6.

 

 

 

 

Could your mom use a little help around the house? (Psst: they answer is yes. It’s always yes!) She would love an Amazon Echo!

 

 

 

 

Help your mom stay nice and tidy in the kitchen while she’s baking up some yummy treats for the family. Gift her this beautiful floral apron.

 

 

 

 

Have you noticed that your mom could use or would like a new, elegant set of dinnerware? Here’s a classic set that she would love.

 

 

 

 

If your mom loves to cook, she will adore this coveted dutch oven. Comes in a wide assortment of colors to match her kitchen.

 

 

 

This Fitbit tracker would make a wonderful gift! (Other colors available, too)

 

 

 

 

For the mom who loves to try new recipes, gift her this best-selling cookbook from Joanna Gaines.

 

 

 

 

This gorgeous stainless steel water bottle makes a wonderful gift. Comes in other colors, too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.

These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together in quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

These healthy chicken fajita lettuce wraps get a zesty kick from my creamy cilantro avocado jalapeño sauce which can be made the day before and kept in the fridge until you need it. (Caution: this stuff is addictive – might want to make a double batch!)

I’ve also included my homemade fajita seasoning that I like to use. Why not use store-bought? You can, no problem, but I like to personalize my seasoning with the flavors that I would rather have intensified and that I know my family likes. Play around with the amounts to personalize it your own tastes. For example, you may like a heavier amount of chili powder or cayenne pepper, or less. Adjust it according to your tastes and keep a batch on hand for all your Tex-Mex recipes. Store it in an airtight container, or glass jars like these for later use.
These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together in quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.

Plan ahead with this meal by purchasing a rotisserie chicken or two and pre-shredding it. That will make this recipe go even more quickly on those busy nights when you want to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible.

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Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
 
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Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce


  • Homemade Fajita Seasoning:
  • 3 T. chili powder
  • 1½ T. smoked paprika
  • 2 t. onion powder
  • 2 t. garlic powder
  • 2 t. ground cumin
  • ½ t. cayenne pepper
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 
2 t. sea salt
  • Fajitas:
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced thin
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 
Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 c. rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 
2-3 T. homemade fajita seasoning
  • ¼ c. chicken stock, preferably organic
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 
3 green onions, green parts only, sliced
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and separated into individual leaves
Instructions
  1. Prepare the fajita seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and stirring until thoroughly blended. Store any excess in an airtight container for later use.

  2. Prepare the cilantro-lime sauce by thoroughly combining all ingredients in a medium glass or other non-reactive bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, and balsamic vinegar to the skillet and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the onions and peppers are crisp tender.

  4. Add the shredded rotisserie chicken, fajita seasoning, and chicken stock to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook until heated through and excess liquid is gone, approximately 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt or fajita seasoning, if desired.

  5. Remove skillet from heat and stir in the cilantro, green onions, and fresh lime juice. To serve, spoon mixture onto individual Romaine lettuce leaves and top with a drizzle of cilantro-lime sauce. Enjoy!

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These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.These Healthy Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps come together quickly thanks to rotisserie shredded chicken. With minimal time at the stove, you can prepare a tasty meal in under 30 minutes.

 

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15 Simple Summer Mocktails

Celebrate at your next party with one or more of these 15 simple summer mocktails. Perfect for any holiday, such as 4th of July, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, brunch or any gathering where you want a refreshing, fruity alcohol-free cocktail.

Celebrate at your next party with one or more of these 15 simple summer mocktails. Perfect for any holiday, such as 4th of July, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Father's Day, brunch or any gathering where you want a refreshing, fruity alcohol-free cocktail. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
Here are 15 delicious and gorgeous simple summer mocktails to try at your next gathering. They’re not oly kid-friendly, but they’re infused with yummy fruit flavors. Some are kicked up a notch with spices and herbs! Check them out:

Raspberry Sangria Mocktail by Rachna’s Kitchen
Good Morning Sunburst – an Orange Juice Mocktail by The Worktop



Watermelon Lime Mocktail by Eat Yourself Skinny

Virgin Banana Daiquiris by Strength and Sunshine


Non-alcoholic Sangria by Simple Vegan Blog



Cherry Bomb Mocktail by Julia’s Eats and Treats

Orange Mint Coconut Water by Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Non-Alcoholic Frozen Strawberry Margarita by Mom Endeavors

Grilled Pineapple & Lime Mocktail by The Merry Thought



5-Calorie Raspberry Lime Margarita Fizz (non-alcoholic) by Averie Cooks
Layered 4th Of July Mocktail by This Mama Loves

Blackberry Lemon Mocktail by Running To The Kitchen

Orange Creamsicle Shirley Temple by The Kitchen Is My Playground

Simple Blackberry Mocktail by Elisabeth McKnight

Lemon Lime Margarita Mocktail by My Crazy Good Life

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Celebrate at your next party with one or more of these 15 simple summer mocktails. Perfect for any holiday, such as 4th of July, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Father's Day, brunch or any gathering where you want a refreshing, fruity alcohol-free cocktail. 

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