Caprese Skewers with Thai Basil Pesto | Caprese skewers are easy and delicious. Paired with a simple thai basil pesto dip for the perfect summer time snack! | SeasonedVegetable.com
Caprese Skewers with Thai Basil Pesto Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Caprese skewers are easy and delicious. Paired with a simple thai basil pesto dip for the perfect summer time snack!
Servings: 8 servings
Ingredients
Thai basil pesto
  • 2 cups packed thai basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro
  • 2 whole green onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup mild olive oil
Caprese Skewers
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces ciliegine mozzarella balls
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
Instructions
Thai Basil Pesto Dip
  1. In a blender or food processor, add ingredients for the thai basil pesto. Add olive oil last, as you begin pulsing the ingredients to combine.

  2. Process on medium high until pesto ingredients are well combined.

  3. Spoon pesto into a small bowl or wide mouth jar.

Caprese Skewers
  1. Assemble skewers with tomato, mozzarella, and cucumber alternating.

  2. Serve caprese skewers with pesto for dipping.

Recipe Notes
SEASONED SECRET

If you can’t find thai basil, you can use regular basil with a more traditional pesto recipe. If you're using a food processor, you may want to mince your garlic before adding it to the pesto.

If you can’t find the ciliegine mozzarella balls, you can dice fresh mozzarella to your desired size. I try to keep the cucumber, cheese, and tomatoes about the same size.

You can use toothpick skewers or longer kebab sized skewers.

VEGAN

You can skip the mozzarella in the skewers. The thai basil pesto dip is naturally vegan.

GLUTEN FREE

This recipe is naturally gluten free but be sure to use gluten free tamari instead of soy sauce in the pesto.

CHECK THE FRIDGE

You can swap the walnuts for almonds or sunflower seeds if you prefer. Roasted peanuts would also work with this caprese skewer recipe.