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Caprese Kabobs

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We absolutely love fresh ingredients in our foods.  Especially when we can use basil from Riley’s Toddler Herb Garden.  We recently made a Caprese Burger that was to die for and I knew I just had to stick with Caprese ingredients.  Our Caprese Kabobs are perfect for little fingers to help assemble and we all know that when toddlers are involved with the process of making a food item, they are more apt to eat it.

Caprese Kabobs

Caprese Kabobs

The ingredients for the Caprese Kabobs are extremely simple and relatively inexpensive.  You’ll need basil, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar.  We assembled our kabobs on skewer brochettes because the length was perfect for two pieces of fresh mozzarella, which takes up the most room on the kabob.  I sliced up all of the ingredients and asked my daughter to make a pattern on the kabob using the ingredients.  She loved this idea and went straight to work.

Caprese Kabobs Assembly

The finishing touch was sprinkling the assembled kabobs with balsamic vinegar.  These Caprese Kabobs are a perfect summer appetizer because they are quick and easy to put together as well as light and delicious.  They are just a perfect combination.

Caprese Kabob Appetizer Plated

If you’re looking for more fresh meals, be sure to check out my Garden to Table Recipes.  Kelli also has a fabulous recipe for Baked Mozzarella Balls that are sure to be a huge hit.

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Caprese Kabobs

Caprese Kabobs

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

These Caprese Kabobs are great for a quick snack.


  • Basil torn into bite size pieces
  • Tomatoes 2 roma or plum tomatoes cut in half for kabobs
  • Fresh Mozzarella cut into bite size pieces
  • Skewer brochettes for assembly
  • Balsamic Vinegar for sprinkling


    Assemble ingredients on skewer brochettes with two tomato pieces, two mozzarella chunks and a piece of basil.

    Sprinkle the completed kabob with balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Miz Helen

Friday 16th of August 2013

Your little girl is just adorable and the Kabobs look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend! Miz Helen

Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon

Thursday 15th of August 2013

Oh my goodness. Your daughter is darling. What a good way to get the children to eat their vegetables.

Elizabeth Towns

Thursday 15th of August 2013

I was drawn to your post when I saw ‘caprese kabobs’ in my email box. This is a great recipe for right now. I know my son will want a different cheese, because somehow he is not a fan of mozzarella in chunk size. He likes it in lots of other serving styles, but won’t eat it in chunks. I have no idea what this is about, but I’m sure he knows. This kabob idea is so versatile, and anything that helps kids cook and learn is a great idea!

Jenny Melrose

Thursday 15th of August 2013

Thanks so much Elizabeth. I'm glad you liked them and you're absolutely right that they are easy to adjust to your child's liking.


Thursday 15th of August 2013

Your daughter is stealing the show, she is just precious! Oh and your recipe is simple and fresh just like I like it. Visiting you from Miz Helen's

Jenny Melrose

Thursday 15th of August 2013

Thank you so much for complimenting my daughter. She is quite the little character. I'm all about simple so I'm glad I was able to help you out.


Wednesday 14th of August 2013

THESE LOOK REALLY GOOD! I tweeted them, I hope you don't mind. Tiffany

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