Simple Summer fresh Strawberry bocconcini skewers with balsamic glaze are a fun and delicious appetizer your guests will love. A play on the classic Caprese salad, using strawberries instead of tomatoes is suitable also for anybody with a nightshade allergy. Hey, Canada Day is coming up, these present well with the Canadian flag colors, not to mention, super delicious.
Why you would want to make these Simple Summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers
Summer temperature are high and so are the cravings for fresh ingredients and light bites. This is one good reason to serve these Simple summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers. Here are a few other reasons why you would want to make these:
- Super easy to make
- Few ingredients
- Beautiful presentation
- Easy to eat
- Lovely sweet meets savory flavor
- Very healthy
- Great for people with nightshade plant allergies
Ingredients for these skewers
Certainly, you have to love recipes that only require 5 ingredients, excluding the obvious salt and pepper. This recipe is no exception to that. Here are the ingredients:
- Organic field-grown strawberries
- Mini bocconcini or ovoline
- Evo oil
- Salt and pepper
- Balsamic glaze
First steps to making Simple Summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers
We are all about elevating flavors, and a great way to do that is to dress things up. With that being said, it is one of the first things we do with the mini bocconcini. This is what we do.
- Firstly, place your mini bocconcini into a medium size bowl. Drizzle with evo oil. Season with salt and pepper, and finally toss in some fresh chopped basil. Give the whole thing a good toss, and set aside.
- Secondly, you want to wash your strawberries and place them in a colander to drain.
- Thirdly you want to cut off the tops and discard.
Time to put the skewers together
I love making skewers, especially these as they are so colorful and fresh. For these, I used 8 x 6-inch paddle shaped, natural bamboo skewers. This is how we do it:
- Take a dressed bocconcini and pierce through the center and push it almost to the end. Remember we need to be able to pick them up and hold on to them.
- Next, grab a strawberry and also pierce it through the center, pushing it down the skewer till it hits the bocconcini.
- Finish with another dressed bocconcini and that is it. Super easy, right? Do the same until you have used up all the strawberries and bocconcini.
Finishing touches to these Simple Summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers
Remember all that seasoned marinade for the bocconcini? Don't throw that away, we are going to drizzle it over all the Simple summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers.
Finally, the icing on the cake, more so, the drizzle on the skewers. Take your squeezable balsamic glaze bottle and swirls some over all the strawberries and bocconcini. Be a little artistic, because we do eat with our eyes fist and I always love the oooohs and aaaahs when something dazzling hits the table!
Visually a work of art
Do these not look absolutely adorable? The color, aroma of the balsamic glaze, strawberries, and especially the basil, always makes me smile. A very important thing!
I am going in!
These just look too good, and I am dying to try one, and that is exactly what I am going to do!
Simple Summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers
Are you curious about the combination of strawberries and bocconcini? Well, my first bite is absolutely wonderful. The creamy flavor and texture of the bocconcini and that evo oil, basil, salt, and pepper compliments the sweetness and freshness of the strawberry. Furthermore, the balsamic glaze adds acidity, sweetness, and this deep rich highlight of flavor to the whole, absolutely delightful. I also have to say, these Simple Summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers are so easy to eat, a bonus for an outdoor barbecue or even a picnic.
More Appetizer ideas
Finally, these Simple Summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers would be great served alongside a Light bresaola and arugula salad, and/or a Bruschetta with mortadella, burrata, and pistachio pesto. They could also be the perfect addition to an Antipasto night.
This up and coming Saturday is Canada day. Let's have some fun in the great outdoors and serve up some of these beautiful skewers. I think everyone will love them, even the kids!
Happy Canada Day to all our Canadians out there!Print
Simple summer fresh strawberry bocconcini skewers
Simple Summer fresh Strawberry bocconcini skewers with balsamic glaze are a fun and delicious appetizer your guests will love. A play on the classic caprese salad, using strawberries instead of tomatoes is suitable also for anybody with a nightshade allergy. Hey, Canada Day is coming up, these present well with the Canadian flag colors, not to mention super delicious.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 8 skewers 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
- 8 organic field grown strawberries
- 16 mini bocconcini
- 3 leaves of basil chopped
- 1 tablespoon evo oil
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 Tbsp balsamic glaze
- 8 x 6-inch bamboo skewers
- Place the mini bocconcini into a bowl. Drizzle with evo oil. Season with salt and pepper, and toss in chopped basil.
- Give this a real good toss and set aside.
- Take your strawberries, place into a colander, and give them a good rinse with cold water. Let them drain.
- Take a knife and cut the top off and discard.
- Take a small skewer and piece a dressed bocconcini in the center. Push it down the skewer until it is just about at the bottom.
- Next, take a strawberry and also pierce it through the center. Push it down the skewer until it hits the bocconcini.
- Lastly, grab another dressed bocconcini and run it down the skewer until it reaches the strawberry.
- Place the skewer on a nice serving platter. Keep making the skewers until you have used up all the bocconcini and strawberries and place them on the serving platter.
- Now that you have all your skewers on the serving platter, take the marinade leftover from the bocconcini and drizzle it over the bocconcini and strawberry skewers.
- Finally, grab your squeezable balsamic glaze bottle and drizzle over the skewers.
- Ready to serve.
If you cannot find the mini bocconcini, ovoline, or the fresh mozzarella medallions would work too.
Try and find the small skewers with the flat bottom (paddle shaped) for grabbing. They work so well and make it easy to grab the skewers and eat them.
Keywords: summer recipe, strawberries, basil, balsamic glaze, evo oil, mini bocconcini, finger foods, outdoor eating, picnic, bbq
When I am not cooking, I enjoy playing musical instruments, singing, writing. I have learned over the years to live in gratitude and enjoy the moment.