These easy Caprese skewers are a crowd-pleasing party appetizer! You can assemble the skewers up to 4 hours in advance, but wait to season them until right before serving.
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, smashed
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon orange juice or agave nectar
For the Skewers
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Mini mozzarella balls
- Fresh basil leaves
- Peaches, diced into 1-inch pieces
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Make the jalapeño-lime oil: Over an open flame, grill the jalapeño until blackened all over. Wrap in foil for 10 minutes to steam and soften. Slice the roasted jalapeño in half. In a small bowl, combine the halved jalapeño, the olive oil, garlic, lime juice, and orange juice or agave. Let the oil steep at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove and discard the jalapeño and garlic.
Assemble the skewers: Assemble each skewer with a cherry tomato, mini mozzarella ball, basil leaf, and chunk of peach. You can do this step up to 4 hours in advance. Chill the skewers until you're ready to serve.
Right before serving, drizzle the skewers with a generous amount of the oil, and season them with salt and pepper.