Recipe: One Bite Balsamic Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella Skewers

Have you ever wanted to throw a party just to make a really fabulous recipe and see how it goes over? I have. This is one of them. The results were mega successful. I think it’s time you threw a party too.

Domestocrat’s One Bite Balsamic Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella Skewers
1/2 cup good balsamic vinegar (I just pulled an Ina there, referring to an ingredient as “good” but you know what I mean)
1 tbsp. honey
20 cherry tomatoes (1 cup or so)
20 basil leaves (also about 1 cup)
10 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into 20 squares
20 wooden skewers

The first step is to make a balsamic reduction. I’ve always been too intimidated to make one before but it’s so simple that now I feel really silly for waiting so long.


Heat the balsamic vinegar and honey over medium heat. This requires a little babysitting. If you’re not stirring continually, the reduction can burn quickly. It takes 6-8 minutes for the vinegar to reduce down into a thick syrup. The honey adds just a slight edge to the sweetness.


When the reduction is done, it’s time to put together the skewers. This is super easy once you have an assembly line set up.


On each skewer, slide on a piece of mozzarella, then basil, then tomato.


Arrange on a pretty plate…


…and drizzle the balsamic reduction on top.


There you have it! These skewers are the perfect blend of sweet and savory. You can totally make them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge too. Not only are one bite appetizers really cute they are also super practical. Perfect party food!

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

6 thoughts

  1. That’s really all it takes to make a balsamic reduction? I’ve always thought of them as posh and impossible. Must try that, thank you. I really like what you’re doing with this blog.

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