Rosemary Caprese Skewers are simple to put together and taste deliciously refreshing! They are an impressive little appetizer that look fancy without the fuss!
An Easy Appetizer Idea
Rosemary Caprese Skewers hold a special place in my heart! They involve the best of all flavor combos, they’re naturally gluten free, and I’m sure they make my Italian ancestors smile!
This recipe comes from that duel desire to have super tasty food for family & friends without all the work! With its 5 minute, no-cook prep and its “might-be-the-best-thing-you-eat-all-day” flavor, this is a win on both fronts!
What’s really unique here is the delivery system for a classic Caprese combo. Traditionally, Caprese is served with basil, but I gave it a delicious twist and swapped it for some rosemary.
I love the flavors of rosemary but sometimes it can taste like you’re chowing down on a Christmas Tree, and that’s not fun!
In this recipe, instead of incorporating fresh herbs with the ingredients, we used the rosemary branches as skewers! This makes them easy to eat and it gives them all that delicious rosemary flavor.
Fresh rosemary, soft mozzarella, ripe grape tomatoes, salami and kalmata olives – just thinking about these little bites makes my mouth water!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Fresh sprigs of rosemary
- Fresh Mozzarella balls
- Cherry tomatoes
- Balsamic glaze
- Olive oil – optional
How To Make Rosemary Caprese Skewers
Clean – Clear all but 1 inch worth of greenery off the rosemary sprigs. When done you should have about 3-5 inches of usable skewer space.
Compile – Skewer the tomato, cheese, olive and salami on each sprig of rosemary.
Serve – Line up on your serving platter and drizzle with balsamic glaze or olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.
Glaze – Since not everyone likes balsamic glaze, you can leave the skewers “naked” and put out a small bowl with a mini spoon of the glaze for guests to serve themselves -OR- simply drizzle with olive oil. Just make sure it’s good quality and rich since the flavor will come through strongly!
More Easy Appetizer Recipes
- Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
- Cream Cheese & Ham Roll Ups
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
Here’s a printable recipe card for your convenience –
Rosemary Caprese Skewers
- fresh rosemary sprigs
- fresh Mozzarella balls
- cherry tomatoes
- salt, balsamic glaze, olive oil – optional
- Clean all but 1 inch worth of greenery off the rosemary sprigs so you have 3-5 inches of usable skewer space.
- Skewer the tomato, cheese, olive, and salami.
- Line up on your serving platter and drizzle with balsamic glaze or olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Katie is the foodie, yogi, and all over health junkie from Fresh Fit Foodie. Katie was a recipe contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2017.