Watermelon Caprese Skewers

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Say goodbye to boring vegetable platters that everyone and their mother brings to a party and say hello to these fun Watermelon Caprese Skewers!

caprese skewers on a black tray with filippo berio balsamic glaze

This recipe was developed in paid partnership with Filippo Berio. Thank you for being supportive of me working with brands I use and love.

What do you bring to a party?

All summer long we’re constantly being invited to someone’s house for a BBQ, potluck dinner, or birthday celebration. Even if the host doesn’t ask you to bring a dish, it’s still pretty customary to bring one.

I don’t know about you guys, but I am sooo tired of seeing vegetable platters at these gatherings.

They’re literally raw vegetables and some sort of dip, usually ranch. Snoozefest.

Also, at the end of the party it’s usually the only food that was hardly even touched! You don’t want to be that person who brought the boring dish no one ate.

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But we’re not here to talk about my feels around veggie platters, I want to tell you about the best vegetable platter REPLACEMENT!

Do you ever find yourself in a rut when trying to figure out an easy appetizer to bring to a party? We’ve all got our go-to, right? Well lately, these Watermelon Caprese Skewers have been mine!

The best party appetizer

I love caprese salads, especially in the summer when the local tomatoes are super ripe and juicy. But watermelon is a summer staple and there’s almost nothing more refreshing than the crisp bite of watermelon.

Caprese salads aren’t ideal party appetizers because you need a fork, knife, and plate for them and it’s just hard to walk around with all that. I’m not an octopus, although sometimes I totally wish I was because I’m constantly juggling a million things!

I’m also one of those people who runs into a store for “just one thing” and 27 items later I’m looking a little crazy.

watermelon caprese skewers with filippo berio balsamic glaze

Anyways, when you turn everyone’s favorite salad into finger food using a cocktail toothpick, it’s a big hit at any party!

These skewers are the perfect party appetizer because you can quickly make them ahead of time and they will taste amazing throughout the entire party.

Make them year round (as long as you have access to watermelon) and it will literally be summer wherever you bring these Watermelon Caprese Skewers!

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Watermelon Caprese Skewers

Or watermelon caprese kabobs, whatever you want to call them, but yea, you heard that right—watermelon caprese. Doesn’t that just sound like a refreshing bite of heaven?

Now these aren’t just any old Watermelon Caprese Skewers. These are skewers stacked with fresh watermelon, basil, mozzarella, and prosciutto, then drizzled with the best balsamic glaze from Filippo Berio.

overhead shot of ingredients to make caprese watermelon skewers

I think the prosciutto makes them extra special and also makes them look fancy AF. We’re all about finding easy ways to impress people, right?

Balsamic glaze – DIY or store bought?

There are two types of people in this world: the type who stares at a pot of simmering balsamic vinegar waiting for it to turn into a rich glaze and the type who knows how precious time is and opts for pre-made balsamic glaze.

Can you guess which one I am? Yea, I prefer to spend my time elsewhere and opt for the Filippo Berio’s Balsamic Glaze. Which is really freaking good!

hand holding a bottle of filippo berio balsamic glaze

How to make Watermelon Caprese Skewers

  1. Start off with a fresh seedless watermelon. Begin slicing it into 1 inch thick squares, or use a melon baller to make perfect round circles.
  2. Using fresh mozzarella balls like these, fresh basil leaves, and thinly sliced prosciutto, begin stacking the skewers. Watermelon, mozzarella, basil, prosciutto, repeat.
  3. Toss baby arugula with some olive oil and lemon juice, arrange it on a platter (these are great because they’re so light and easy to transport) and place the skewers over top. Then drizzle the skewers with Filippo Berio Classic Balsamic Glaze and season with salt and pepper over top. I used flaky salt for mine.

watermelon caprese skewers on a blue platter with arugula

The arugula is optional, but I think it makes the presentation look nice, plus it turns a finger food into a small salad!

Note: if you worry that your guests might not enjoy biting into a basil leaf, you can chop the basil instead and sprinkle it over top before serving. I like using an herb scissors for this.

Umm can we talk about how cute these toothpicks are that I found?! There are SO many cute toothpicks on Amazon, but these cactus toothpicks are my favorite!

cactus cocktail toothpicks on a grey background

Check out my other recipes using Filippo Berio products:

Bring these Watermelon Caprese Skewers to your next BBQ and you’ll be the hit of the party!

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Watermelon Caprese Skewers

Say goodbye to boring vegetable platters that everyone and their mother brings to a party and say hello to these fun Watermelon Caprese Skewers!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Caprese, watermelon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 skewers
Calories 76kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 seedless watermelon
  • 8 oz ciliegine fresh mozzarella
  • 8 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, about 40
  • Filippo Berio Balsamic Glaze, for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • salt and pepper
  • cocktail toothpicks

Instructions

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, toss arugula with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, then arrange it on a platter.
  • Slice watermelon into 1 inch squares and set aside.
  • Pierce the watermelon, mozzarella, basil, and prosciutto through the toothpick. Repeat once more and place the watermelon skewers over the arugula. Season the skewers with salt and pepper, then drizzle the balsamic glaze over top.

Notes

*Nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
*If you worry that your guests might not enjoy biting into a basil leaf, you can chop the basil instead and sprinkle it over top before serving. I like using an herb scissors for this.
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Caprese Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Author: JZ Eats

Eating is my hobby, cooking is my passion. Sharing easy to follow recipes from my kitchen.

5 thoughts

  1. Can i just say those skewers are so stinking cute!!!! Caprese recipes are so good right now I love finding new ones. Can’t wait to make this

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