This DASH-Diet-Approved appetizer is a crowd pleaser and is “pandemic-friendly” since there’s no need for utensils. You can use short party picks or longer skewers for a larger portion.

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Caprese Salad on a Stick

Keep this quick and easy recipe on hand the next time your friend asks you to bring an appetizer. They're delicious, and have a nutrition profile to feel good about.
Servings 8 servings
Author Rosanne Rust MS RDN,


  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup mini mozzarella balls, marinated
  • 16 small basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze


  • Wash tomatoes and drain.
  • Using cocktail toothpicks, skewer a tomato, basil leave, mozzarella ball, and another tomato onto the pick.
  • Arrange on a platter. If you used plain mozzarella, drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil evenly over platter.
  • Drizzle evenly with balsamic glaze. Serve.