Caprese Skewers

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Crisp cucumbers combine with creamy mozzarella and sweet tomatoes on a toothpick. Topped with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh basil these cucumber caprese bites are savory, refreshing, and perfect for parties or afternoon snacks! 

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    What can I expect? 

    This recipe has the bold flavor you expect with caprese salad, except we’ve turned it into an clean, easy finger-food. We pair mozzarella and tomato with sliced cucumbers (for a bit of crunch) and stick them all on a toothpick for a delicious bite. As a result, you’re left with filling, nutritious, low-carb caprese bites guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds without leaving you feeling sluggish or weighed down. 

    Even better, the bites come together in minutes. All you have to do is combine the ingredients and spear them with a toothpick. You can whip up enough cucumber caprese bites to satisfy a crowd in a matter of minutes! 

    Are Cucumber Caprese Bites Healthy? 

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      Let’s take a look at the main ingredients: 

      • Cucumbers
      • Cherry tomatoes
      • Mozzarella cheese balls
      • Olive oil

      Cucumbers, tomatoes, and olive oil are all natural, nutritious food sources. Include them in a variety of recipes for texture, flavor, and nutrients. 

      But what about mozzarella cheese? Is dairy healthy?

      Here’s what we know. Dairy is full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and natural fat energy. But if everyone consumed dairy all of the time, dairy farming would become abusive and unsustainable…

      Let’s be mindful of our dairy intake. Buy dairy that comes from pasture-raised cows and try to eat less. 

      Sugar is what makes food unhealthy.

      Traditional caprese bite recipes are made with wheat pasta (starchy carbs), which digests very similarly to sugar. 

      In a single serving of pasta, you’re already up to 38g of sugar. Next, you’re looking at heartburn with an energy crash. (And you’ll be scouring the pantry for your next sugar snack within the hour.)

      Omit the pasta, and this recipe becomes nourishment. The ingredients provide vitamins, minerals, protein, and quality, whole-food energy. 

      Enjoy these cucumber caprese bites knowing they support your well-being. Learn more about eating less sugar here.

      Cucumber Caprese Bites Tips

      1. Make it a meal 

      Add grilled chicken or shrimp to the skewers to transform this snack or side into a complete meal. Or, serve the bites alongside juicy chicken breast or baked caprese chicken!

      2. Add even more flavor 

      Feel free to drizzle the bites with balsamic vinegar, or add a sprinkle of dried oregano or Italian seasoning to boost the flavor even further. 

      4. Have leftover mozzarella? 

      Don’t let it go to waste! Use it to make antipasto skewers or balsamic chicken skillet! It’s also a great way to boost the flavor of your favorite salad. 

      5. Add more veggies

      Want to make your cucumber caprese bites even more filling? Incorporate extra veggies like mushrooms, fresh spinach, or even grilled onions.

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        Cucumber Caprese Bites

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        Prep Time:10 minutes


        • 1 large English cucumbers
        • 16 cherry tomatoes
        • 16 fresh mozzarella cheese balls
        • Chopped fresh basil leaves
        • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
        • Salt and pepper to taste
        • 16 Toothpicks or small skewers


        • Prepare the ingredients: Wash the cucumbers and tomatoes. Slice the cucumbers into rounds, each about 1/4 inch thick.
        • Assemble the bites: On a serving platter, begin assembling the cucumber caprese bites by layering a slice of cucumber, followed by a mozzarella ball, and cherry tomato,
        • Drizzle with olive oil: Drizzle a small amount of extra virgin olive oil over the assembled cucumber caprese bites. You can also sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over the bites for seasoning.
        • Lastly, sprinkle chopped basil on top.
        • Secure with toothpicks: Once assembled, carefully insert a toothpick or small skewer through the center of each cucumber caprese bite to hold the layers together.



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        Recipe from Neutral Eating:
        Servings: 16 bites
        Author: Neutral Eating

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