8ozmini mozzarella ballsif they are in water, drain and pat dry before adding to your skewers
1pintGrape or cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves
You will also need 16 4” bamboo skewers
Prepare your balsamic reduction first by pouring 1 cup of balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan over medium low heat.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until vinegar has reduced to about half a cup (this will take about 15 minutes or so).
Allow balsamic reduction to cool before drizzling over your caprese skewers (it will thicken as it cools, also).
To prepare Caprese skewers, spear the top of one tomato and slide it up 1” from the top of the skewer.
Take a small basil leaf (about 1” -- if your basil leaves are large then cut them in half first, otherwise the flavor will overwhelm the skewer) and fold it in half. Spear the basil leaf and slide it up against the tomato.
Repeat with a mozzarella ball, and then repeat with another tomato, basil leaf, and mozzarella ball.
Just before serving, drizzle with balsamic reduction.