Hit a Valentine’s Day bullseye with these adorable (and easy!) Cupid’s Caprese Skewers. Perfect as an appetizer or a side to your holiday dinner, everyone is sure to be in love!

Cupid's Caprese Skewers by The BakerMama

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Roses are red, mozzarella is white, how cute would these be to serve on Valentine’s night?! Super cute. Cupid’s Caprese Skewers combine my obsession with mozzarella, tomato and basil and my love of Valentine’s Day into an adorable, easy and festive appetizer just right for the holiday.

Cupid's Caprese Skewers by The BakerMama

Ripe cherry or grape tomato cut into hearts. Soft, chewy fresh mozzarella. Fragrant basil. Everyone is sure to fall in love at first sight with these caprese kabobs! Served with a little balsamic glaze or pesto on the side, they’re fresh, flavorful and absolutely delicious.

Cupid's Caprese Skewers by The BakerMama

Italian-Inspired Valentine’s Day Dinner Board

These cute Cupid’s Carps Skewers are part of my Italian-Inspired Valentine’s Day Dinner Board. Nothing says “I love you!” more than a beautiful and delicious dinner board covered with Italian favorites like heart shaped tortilla pizzas, raviolis and cheese along with meatballs, a prosciutto bouquet, and bruschetta. Now that’s amore, my friends!

Italian-Themed Valentine's Day Dinner Board by The BakerMama

What Do I Need to Make Cupid’s Caprese Skewers?

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mini mozzarella balls
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Wooden food skewers
  • Balsamic glaze, for serving
  • Pesto, for serving
Cupid's Caprese Skewers by The BakerMama

Good Point!

Be sure to cut the sharp pointed end off the bamboo sticks if you are serving them to small children. Or you could use kabob sticks without a pointed end.

How to Make Cupid’s Caprese Skewers

  • To make chewy tomato hearts, slice the stem off of each cherry tomato at an angle.
  • Place the cherry tomato, sliced side down, on a cutting board and then slice it half.
  • Piece the two halves together to form a heart.
  • Slice each mini mozzarella ball in half crosswise.
Cupid's Caprese Skewers by The BakerMama
  • To assemble the skewers, place a mini mozzarella ball half on a skewer followed by a folded piece of basil, a cherry tomato heart, another folded piece of basil and the other half of the mini mozzarella ball.
Cupid's Caprese Skewers by The BakerMama
  • Serve with balsamic glaze and pesto for drizzling and dipping.
Cupid's Caprese Kabobs by The BakerMama

More Caprese for Your Holiday Celebrations

  • Heart Caprese Salad: Such a simple and delicious appetizer to serve on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a date night in or just as a special starter to any meal. The classic salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil served in a heart shape for an unforgettable dish that’s sure to make any occasion extra special!
  • American Flag Caprese Salad: As yummy as it is patriotic! Topped with a Blueberry Balsamic Drizzle and served with toasted baguette, it makes a perfectly-fresh and festive summer dish!
  • Caprese Wreath: Beautiful and delicious, it makes a festive addition to your holiday meals. Simple and easy to make, it’s an elegant appetizer everyone will love.
  • Candy Cane Caprese Board: The original candy cane caprese board from my Beautiful Boards cookbook. Such a simple and stunning way to serve an appetizer during the holidays.
  • Skillet Caprese Dip: Make any day a celebration with a hot and bubbly blend of melted mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and fresh basil. Perfect for an easy and delicious appetizer for date night or any night! 
Cupid's Caprese Skewers by The BakerMama

If you make these Cupid’s Caprese Skewers, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! 😍 I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Cupid's Caprese Skewers by The BakerMama

Cupid’s Caprese Skewers

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 skewers 1x

Description

Hit a Valentine’s Day bullseye with these adorable (and easy!) Cupid’s Caprese Skewers. Perfect as an appetizer or a side to your holiday dinner, everyone is sure to be in love!


Ingredients

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  • 12 pointed cherry tomatoes
  • 12 mini mozzarella balls
  • 24 fresh basil leaves
  • 12 wooden food skewers
  • Balsamic glaze, for serving
  • Pesto, for serving

Instructions

  1. Slice the stem off of each cherry tomato at an angle. Place the cherry tomato, sliced side down, on a cutting board and then slice it half. Piece the two halves together to form a heart.
  2. Slice each mini mozzarella ball in half crosswise.
  3. To assemble the skewers, place a mini mozzarella ball half on a skewer followed by a folded piece of basil, a cherry tomato heart, another folded piece of basil and the other half of the mini mozzarella ball.
  4. Serve with balsamic glaze and pesto for drizzling and dipping.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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