Prosciutto Caprese Skewers

Prosciutto caprese skewers are a delicious appetizer featuring mini mozzarella balls, fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and salty prosciutto. They are similar to caprese salad, except they are on a skewer, which makes them perfect for any family gathering or party!

a picture of caprese skewers on a white plate

If you are looking for a simple and healthy appetizer idea, you have to try these easy prosciutto caprese skewers. Made with mini mozzarella balls, fresh basil, and juicy cherry tomatoes, these skewers are not only easy to make but also bursting with flavor. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this delicious appetizer that is perfect for any gathering, especially during the summer months.

Why you will love prosciutto caprese skewers

  • They are an easy finger food to prepare with just a handful of ingredients; perfect for easy entertaining.
  • Flavor! The combination of flavors from the creamy mozzarella, salty prosciutto, fragrant basil, and juicy cherry tomatoes is perfect.
  • They are versatile; you can customize them to suit your taste. See the recipe variations below.
A picture of the ingredients needed for caprese skewers: Cherry tomatoes, mozarella, basil and prosciutto

Here is what you will need to make caprese prosciutto skewers

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  • Prosciutto
  • Mini Mozzarella Cheese Balls
  • Fresh Basil
  • Cherry tomatoes


  • Small skewers or toothpicks
  • Paring Knife
  • Serving platter

How to make easy caprese prosciutto caprese skewers

Prepare the ingredients: Rinse the tomatoes and basil leaves; pat them dry. Cut the prosciutto into bite-sized pieces

Process step 1, a mozzarella ball with a basil leaf on a skewer on a white plate

STEP 1: Grab a mini skewer or toothpick and thread on a mozzarella ball, and a basil leaf.

STEP 2: Continue threading on a cherry tomato, a piece of prosciutto and another mozzarella ball. Drizzle with olive oil or a balsamic reduction and serve.

A picture of a skewer assembled with a tomato, basil and cheese on a white plate

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Mozzarella balls -Look for fresh mini mozzarella pearls in the dairy or cheese section of your local grocery store; they are the perfect size for these skewers. If they aren’t available, you can use the larger sized mozzarella balls or a block of fresh mozzarella cheese and cut it into bite-sized cubes.

Prosciutto – There are several varieties of prosciutto available. I prefer thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma which is made from heritage pigs and naturally cured. However, feel free to use any variety you prefer. You can also use a high quality ham in place of prosciutto.

Tomatoes—Cherry or grape tomatoes work best in this recipe. I don’t recommend cutting full sized tomatoes for the skewers.

Fresh Basil – There are several variations of basil available to choose from, I prefer regular sweet basil, but you can use any variety of basil that you like.

Serving suggestions

Serve prosciutto caprese chicken skewers with a salad course, as a simple side dish or appetizer. They are also a great addition to a cheese board or appetizer spread with assorted appetizers and dips or veggie trays.

A picture of prosciutto skewers on a white plate

Recipe Variations

Here are some variation ideas to add a twist to your prosciutto caprese skewers.

Balsamic Drizzle – After assembling the skewers, add a drizzle of balsamic glaze instead of olive oil for a sweet and tangy flavor.

Fruit – Replace the cherry tomatoes with chunks of melon, pineapple or slices of peaches, apples or pears. You can even use a melon baller or cookie scoop to shape the melon into balls.

Goat Cheese – Replace the mozzarella balls with small pieces of creamy goat cheese for a tangy version.

Olives – Thread pitted olives onto the skewers for a briny flavor.

Avocado – Make it vegan and leave out the meat and use chunks of avocado in place of mozzarella cheese.

An overhead veiw of assembled skewers on a serving plate

How to Store Leftovers

If you have any caprese skewers left over, store them in an airtight container for up to three days.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these skewers with different types of meat?

Yes, you can use different types of meat, such as salami, turkey, or ham.

Can I make these skewered without skewers?

If you don’t want to use skewers, you can create your own customized bites by arranging the ingredients on a platter and providing toothpicks on the side.

Can I use any other herbs?

You can replace fresh basil with parsley, cilantro, or any herb that has medium-sized leaves.

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a picture of caprese skewers on a white plate

Mini Prosciutto Caprese Skewers

Anne Lawton
A delicious appetizer that is perfect for any gathering or party!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 skewers
Calories 26 kcal


  • 8 Cherry tomatoes
  • 4 slices Prosciutto thinly sliced
  • 8 Basil Leaves
  • 16 Mozzaella balls mini pearl mozzarella balls
  • drizzle olive oil


  • Prepare the ingredients: Rinse 8 Cherry tomatoes, and 8 Basil Leaves and pat them dry.
  • Grab a mini skewer or toothpick and thread on a mozzarella ball and basil leaf, next a cherry tomato, a piece of prosciuto aan dnother mozzarella ball.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and garlic powder


Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.
If you are using larger-sized mozzarella balls, reduce the amount to two balls.
See above for  more tips and variations


Serving: 1skewerCalories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 119IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.2mg
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