Caprese Zucchini Skewers

Caprese salad on a stick!

Looking for a dish you can put together in a hurry and get on the table during a party? How about one that keeps it light and healthy too? If you love traditional caprese this version of the appetizer may entice you with both color and new taste!

Zucchini Caprese Skewers recipe

We were grilling out for a party we were hosting and my best friend was helping me throw some appetizers together. She and I decided skewers would be a great idea and thanks to her these were invented. Caprese salad is very popular, and one of my favorites. It happens to be the inspiration behind these!

Chop the zucchini and bell peppers, half the tomatoes and cube the mozzarella. For this recipe I chose both orange and red cherry tomatoes, then a yellow bell pepper. Next mince some basil and garlic, then toss it all with oil and vinegar to marinate. I chose to put mine in the fridge for about half an hour or so but this is strictly optional.
marinated tomatoes, zucchini, yellow bell peppers and mozzarella

I go through wooden skewers so quickly, definitely should invest in some of these!

Arrange the veggies and cheese on a skewers. I chose to leave some of the basil leaves whole to add in to the skewers. The best part about this appetizer? No cooking needed- just serve!
caprese zucchini skewers appetizer

caprese zucchini skewers appetizer

Caprese Zucchini Skewers

Fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil with zucchini and bell pepper on skewers.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizers
Servings 20 servings


  • 1 zucchini
  • 4 oz mozzarella fresh
  • 2 bunches basil fresh
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes multi-colored (optional)
  • 1/2 bell pepper yellow
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  • Chop the zucchini and bell peppers, half the tomatoes and cube the mozzarella.
  • Mince the garlic and combine with the oil and vinegar, then sprinkle with a dash of salt and pepper. Drizzle over the veggies in a bowl and place in fridge.
  • Marinate everything in the fridge for about 45 minutes. Once soaked nicely arrange the veggies and fresh basil leaves on skewers and serve!

This no bake appetizer is quick and easy. All you have to do is chop up the veggies, marinate and skewer them and you are all set!

Caprese Skewers recipe from Body Compass Discovery's blog

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  1. June 12, 2017

    This recipe looks refreshing and yummy for a hot summer day. Love that it requires no cooking.

  2. June 13, 2017

    Oh my! I love these, Collette. Tossing the ingredients in marinate first just makes this so special. I’m going to love pinning this. 🙂

    • June 27, 2017

      Thanks, Barbara! They were delicious and a big hit at our gathering!

  3. June 29, 2017

    What a great idea! While I love kebobs, I’m not always in the mood for meat. It’s a nice twist on it.

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