Easy Summer Appetizer: Caprese on a Stick

Last Updated on March 17, 2017 by Diane Hoffmaster

My garden is finally starting to yield a few tomatoes and the basil is growing like a weed.  This is an easy summer appetizer that requires very little work and you can even have the kids help you out with it!  Once the cubes of cheese are cut, just hand them all the ingredients and let them start skewering all the bits and pieces! While they prepare your easy summer appetizer, you can be doing something else…like maybe your nails?

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If you are looking for more easy summer appetizers you can check out Allrecipes.com.  Whether you are having friends over for a backyard barbeque or are looking for something quick to bring to the neighbor’s potluck, I think it is always a great idea to use products that are in season and can be grown locally.  Can’t get more local than my own backyard, which is one reason I love gardening!


easy summer appetizer

Easy Summer Appetizer: Caprese on a Stick


cherry tomatoes

basil leaves

cubes of fresh mozzarella

Italian Dressing



Directions:  On a toothpick, place one cherry tomato, one leaf of basil (folded in half or quarters to make it a bit smaller), and then one small cube of fresh mozzarella cheese.  On a serving platter, drizzle a layer of Italian dressing and make sure the plate is completely covered.  As each skewered  appetizer is finished, place it standing upright on the plate with the cheese on top of the Italian dressing.  Keep chilled or serve immediately.


Do you have an easy summer appetizer recipe that you would like to share?  I will be getting tons of tomatoes in the next couple of months…more recipes are always appreciated!  Leave a link if you have one you would like to share!

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