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Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

There’s something about food served on sticks that people seem to instantly love. Case in point, the antipasto skewers I shared last year were one of your run away favorite posts of the year! (And, guys, they’re so damn tasty!)

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

Spearing yummy little bites onto sticks is also a super easy way to serve up delicious, crowd-pleasing party appetizers. You can make them in advance, mix and match a million different flavor combinations and keep everyone begging for more.

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

I made these caprese skewers as a play on the classic tomato, mozzarella and basil combination, but swapping out the tomatoes for blackberries and adding a big crunch with a chunk of cucumber. Add a big drizzle of balsamic glaze (which is one of my favorite things ever) and you’ve got a hit with these ones.

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

I opted to pick up fresh mozzarella balls that were marinated and seasoned, but I would suggest tossing yours in a bit of olive oil with a pinch of Italian seasoning if you can’t find those that are already pre-seasoned. I also prefer English cucumbers with the skin left on for that extra crunch.

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

You can easily make these the night or the morning before your party, then just keep them chilled. Leftovers will keep for a couple days in the fridge, just be sure not to drizzle the balsamic glaze on top until serving to keep them freshest.

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

Give them a try at your next party or backyard barbecue! Your friends are seriously going to love them.

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers | Party appetizers, entertaining tips, party ideas, recipes, party cocktails and more from @cydconverse

[Art direction + styling by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]

 

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers

Yield: 25
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Looking for easy party appetizer recipes? Look no further than these delicious blackberry cucumber caprese skewers!

Ingredients

  • 25 mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • 25 blackberries
  • 25 basil leaves
  • 25 cucumber chunks
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Bamboo skewers

Instructions

  1. Using 3″ bamboo skewers or similar, layer your ingredients starting with the mozzarella balls, then a folded basil leaf followed by a blackberry and a chunk of cucumber.
  2. Line a tray with your finished skewers and refrigerate or serve right away.
  3. Drizzle with balsamic glaze right before serving.

Notes

If you're serving these as a party appetizer, maximize your prep time by preparing these the night before or earlier in the day. Hold off on adding the balsamic drizzle until just before serving.

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Cindy

Saturday 8th of August 2020

Couldn't get to supermarket for fresh mozzarella but rolled goat cheese into balls. Hug hit! So refreshing and light!

Dian

Sunday 29th of December 2019

What wine can you pair with these? I have a wine pairing party too go to and would love to make these.

Caitlin

Saturday 13th of July 2019

I made these for a neighborhood get together and everyone went crazy for them. Huge hit!

Cyd Converse

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

I love hearing that - thank you so much for sharing, Caitlin!

Steph

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

Love these skewers! Such a delicious combo!

Cyd Converse

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

Thanks, Steph! They're one of my favorites.

Becky Hardin

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

THESE LOOK AMAZING. I CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY THEM.

Cyd Converse

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

Thanks, Becky! They're so perfect for summer!