Are you looking for a delicious, fast, and portable snack? Look no further because these Caprese skewers are the perfect fit!
Skewers are my go-to snack or lunch on days when we want something fresh or just ran out of bread! Plus, when you are too tired to “make something” or “cook something, ” these are an easy solution because they require no heat!
Watch how easy they are to make in the video below:
It’s quick and simple lunch ideas like these skewers that make up the majority of what goes into my family’s lunch boxes. We’ll often do warmed leftovers like chili or a chilled pasta salad in a thermos but I have the most luck with bento-style, cold lunch ideas.
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How to Make Caprese Skewers
Grab some grape tomatoes, cubed or pearled Mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and lunchbox skewers or wooden skewers. Thread one of each ingredient onto a skewer and voíla! You’re done.
Don’t have basil? Skip it and serve this with homemade pesto, if that’s your family’s thing. These are also easy to pack for school lunch by placing 3-4 in a lunchbox along with some crackers, veggies, and fresh fruit.
More Lunch Ideas
Other skewer ideas to mix and match along with these in the lunchbox are fruit salad leftovers like cubed pineapple, strawberries, and even avocados. Yes, because avocados on everything, right?!
You can even get the kids in on this recipe. All you have to do is place all your ingredients on the counter and let them go to town helping you prep.
I like to assemble them with my kids and talk about the game plan for the week. Sofia loves standing by my side while I’m in the kitchen, always taking notes on my new creations. She also loves these because it’s a snack she can pack for herself!
Speaking of snacks, these skewers and 200 other lunchbox favorites can be found in my cookbook, The Best Homemade Snacks on the Planet.
See? What did I tell you; skewers are super easy and perfect for an after school (or office) snack and even for lunch! They are practically a zero mess food and 100% portable!
Caprese Skewers Snack Box
- 10 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 8 ounces fresh Mozzarella, cut into 20 cubes
- Fresh basil leaves
- ½ cup pesto, optional
- Using a flexible skewer, poke through a tomato, a mozzarella cube, a basil leaf, another mozzarella cube, and another tomato.
- Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients. Serve with a fresh side of pesto, if using.