Peach Caprese Skewers are tiny toothpicks with the perfect bite of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, peaches and balsamic glaze. The sweet and savory ingredients combine for amazing flavor in the perfect summer appetizer recipe!
Peach & Tomato Toothpick Appetizer
Peaches and tomatoes are the epitome of summer produce goodness and these Peach Caprese Bites bring them together in one amazing little bite on a toothpick that is the perfect appetizer for a party or get-together.
Best part of all is that they only take 15 minutes to assemble and don’t require any cooking at all! You can also make them ahead of time, so they are perfect for bringing to a party.
I can’t get enough of the cherry tomatoes bursting from my garden. When you eat fresh garden grown tomatoes, you truly understand why they are a fruit and not a vegetable. The sweetness is divine and while they are fantastic popping as a snack all on their own, you can pair them with some amazing flavors to make them even more impressive.
Peach Caprese Salad
Caprese salad is the traditional Italian combination of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. We are adding peaches and balsamic glaze to the mix to make it even better.
Instead of serving it as a salad like this balsamic caprese pasta salad, we grabbed some toothpicks and skewered up individual bites with five simple ingredients to make the perfect finger food for parties.
Tips for making the best caprese skewers
When it comes to assembling your tomato and peach skewers, it is as simple as plopping the 5 ingredients on a toothpick. Here are a few helpful hints to make your peach caprese bites as simple and delicious as possible.
If you aren’t a big fan of fresh mozzarella, you can substitute a chunk of feta, provolone, whole milk mozzarella (the block) or even some smoked white cheese.
Only use 1/4 to 1/2 piece of basil for each bite. A whole piece of basil will overwhelm the other flavors. Fold the little pice of basil in half so it stays on the skewer better.
You most definitely want to use fresh peaches for this recipe. I wouldn’t recommend substituting canned. To keep your peaches from browning, toss them in just a little bit of fresh lemon juice.
How to serve Caprese Bites
The best part of these caprese bites is that they can me made in advance. If you plan to make these ahead of time, simply toss the diced peaches with some fresh lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
Assemble all the skewers and store them on a serving platter tightly covered with saran wrap. When you are ready to serve them, drizzle some balsamic glaze over all the skewers and enjoy!
When I served these Peach Caprese Bites to some ladies, I did notice a couple of them eating one ingredient at a time from the skewer. So just be sure to kindly inform your guests they are best enjoyed as one single bite.
The combination of creamy cheese, aromatic basil, juicy tomatoes and peaches drizzle with tangy balsamic all come together to balance each other perfectly.
More fresh peach and tomato recipes
If you discover you love the unlikely combination of fresh peaches and tomatoes as much as we do, then be sure to check out some more great recipes that take full advantage of the wonderful summer produce.
- Summer Panzanella Salad – This recipe combines burrata, peaches and toasted bread with tomatoes and a light vinaigrette for an amazing summer salad.
- Peach Salsa – This fresh pico de gallo style salsa with fruit is amazing with chips or meat.
- BBQ Peach Pizza – Add some fresh tomatoes on top of this easy pizza with fresh peaches and BBQ pork for an amazing summer dinner.
- 2 large peaches
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 1 package fresh mozzarella pearls
- 16-24 leaves fresh basil
- 1/4 cup balsamic glaze
- OPTIONAL - lemon juice
- Peel the peaches and slice in half. Remove the pit and slice each half into four slices. Chop each slice into three parts. You can optionally toss the peaches with a very little bit of lemon juice to keep them from browning.
- Tear each basil leaf into 2-3 pieces.
- Assemble each skewer by placing one cherry tomato, one mozzarella ball, one piece of basil and one chunk of peach on each toothpick.
- Store the skewers covered tightly with saran wrap until ready to serve. Drizzle with balsamic glaze right before serving. Enjoy!
This makes a large helping of appetizers. Feel free to divide the recipe in half for a smaller gathering.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 20Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.