Caprese Skewers ~ fresh seasonal fruit skewered with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. A caprese ~ and more.

Caprese Skewers

When will this excessive heat end? I know I shouldn’t keep complaining about it because come January I’ll be wishing for it ~ the stifling feeling long forgotten ~ but for now, maybe just a few degrees cooler, please? I’m taking a break today from all things cooked and bringing you these Caprese Skewers. Not only do they take in the freshness of summer produce, but it doesn’t take you anywhere near that fire-breathing box in your kitchen.

Caprese Skewers ~ fresh seasonal fruit skewered with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. A caprese ~ and more.

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are coming to visit next week from Florida, where it’s also in the 90’s. They’re originally from Michigan but have lived in Florida about 10 years or so now and have completely adjusted to the climate there. Last summer when they came up we were in the midst of a cool spell ~ mid 70’s. My sister-in-law was looking for long johns. I think she’ll be just fine this year.Caprese Skewers ~ fresh seasonal fruit skewered with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. A caprese ~ and more.

We’re having the whole family over while they’re up ~ about 24 or so people. Lives are busy and it’s harder to get everyone together these days so I’m determined to keep the menu simple, leaving more time to enjoy everyone. Caprese Skewers are delicious, easy to assemble and can be made the day before.

Do you know an easy way to get that stubborn pit out of a peach? Cut the peach all the way around the middle down to the pit, then twist each half in opposite directions. Pull the halves apart and pop the pit out with your fingers.  

Are you like me buying kitchen gadgets you were sure you couldn’t live without but often go unused? I bought a mini melon baller quite a while ago while wandering through SurLaTable. I’m not sure why. I didn’t have any specific purpose for it and it’s been sitting in a drawer ever since. . .until today.Caprese Skewers ~ fresh seasonal fruit skewered with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. A caprese ~ and more.

Those cute little cantaloupe balls were created with my handy-dandy, knew I needed it all along mini melon baller. Here are the ingredients for the caprese skewer production line:

  • skewers
  • grape tomatoes
  • peach slices
  • mini mozzarella balls
  • cantaloupe balls
  • basil leaves
  • prosciutto
  • balsamic glaze

I have a discovery to share. I no longer reduce my own balsamic vinegar. It’s time consuming and leaves a dirty pot to wash after. I ♥ balsamic glaze from the store (insert gasp!) If you’ve tried it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Once your ingredients are all prepped and lined up like soldiers on the battlefield, it’s really quick to assemble these Caprese Skewers! I just love caprese salad. Last summer I was on a roll eating it almost daily with our garden tomatoes and never got burned out. I created this Grilled Peach Caprese ~ just when I thought caprese couldn’t get any better. Now I can’t wait for harvest time!

Do you plant a garden? What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable to harvest?

Caprese Skewers ~ fresh seasonal fruit skewered with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. A caprese ~ and more.

Caprese Skewers
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Ingredients
  1. 10 - skewers
  2. 10 - grape tomatoes
  3. 10 - peach slices (2 peaches)
  4. 10 - mini mozzarella balls
  5. 10 - cantaloupe balls (1 cantaloupe)
  6. 30 - basil leaves
  7. Approximately 3 ounces of prosciutto
  8. 3-4 tablespoons of balsamic glaze, or more to your taste
Instructions
  1. Assemble as shown in photos.
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    Lauren
    July 28, 2016

    I buy store bought balsamic glaze! It’s just as good and quick. My local store was sampling it one day with a fig appetizer and I’ve never gone back.

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      Bernie
      July 31, 2016

      You got me started on it too ~ thank you!! 🙂 I’ll pay you in meals 🙂

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    Mary
    July 29, 2016

    What a delicious recipe! Love fruit mixed with cheese and balsamic vinegar. I’ll have to try the store bought glaze….sounds perfect! Pinned. Thanks for sharing.

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      Bernie
      July 31, 2016

      Hi Mary ~ thank you! I’m always a little reluctant trying a store bought version of things. In this case, I wasn’t disappointed at all. If you try it let me know how you like it. Enjoy your week and hopefully you’re staying cool 🙂

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    JD - altamontefamily.com
    July 29, 2016

    Seriously one of the most beautiful recipes I’ve seen this Summer… love all the ingredients by themselves and especially altogether. If you ever opened up a restaurant one day, I’ll be your biggest fan!!!

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      Bernie
      July 31, 2016

      Thank you so much JD! That means so much 🙂 ~ and if I ever do open a restaurant you’ll be one of the first to know! 🙂 Have a good week!

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