You can make intricate and alluring appetizers for your next party using skewers or toothpicks including BLT egg sliders, strawberry caprese with lemon and basil, watermelon feta and mint, and more!
You can make your cold skewer appetizers ahead of time and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to plate them.
Drizzle any balsamic, sauces, or sprinkle garnishes right before you’re ready to serve your chilled appetizers.
BLT Egg Sliders
BLT egg sliders are adorable appetizers that look like miniature burgers.
BLT egg sliders are made by cooking hard boiled eggs and then cutting them in half to create the “buns”.
The bottom half of the “buns” need to have a little bit of the bottom of the egg cut off so it can sit flat on a serving plate.
Add a little salt, pepper, and your favorite sauce (ketchup, mustard, mayo, hot sauce, horseradish) to the bottom half of the egg.
Assemble the egg sliders by placing a strip of freshly cooked bacon, a slice of tomato to fit right inside the slider, and a piece of lettuce.
Top the slider with the other half of the egg to make the sliders complete.
Garnish the egg sliders by adding a little more pepper and sesame seeds.
Place a toothpick through the egg slider to make sure it stays together.
You can make these ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.
Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil
Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity cold finger food appetizer.
Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.
Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.
To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.
A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.
Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.
Cantaloupe caprese is an easy appetizer that packs a ton of flavor!!
Cut cantaloupe into cubes or rounds, and stack a similar piece of mozzarella cheese on top.
Sprinkle with a few cut up strips of fresh basil leaves, and drizzle with a little balsamic reduction to finish off.
Watermelon skewers are simple to make, but have a ton of flavor!
The mint and watermelon mixed together with the tart feta cheese makes these watermelon skewers irresistible!
To make this simple watermelon appetizer, cut watermelon and feta into similar sized cubes or rectangles.
Stack them on top of one another, and then add a large mint leaf on top.
Place a toothpick through the stack, and garnish with a bit of pepper. Place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.
You can drizzle balsamic vinegar on top right before you’re ready to serve them.
Peach Caprese Skewer
Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.
In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.
On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.
Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Bites
Cantaloupe and prosciutto bites are a juicy appetizer with a hint of pepper flavor.
You can make these tasty bites by cutting a piece of cantaloupe into a square ~1″.
Fold a piece of prosciutto and put it on top of the cantaloupe.
Add a few cut up strips of fresh basil leaves to the prosciutto.
Sprinkle a bit of pepper on top of the appetizer, and put a toothpick through it for easy serving.
Pepperoni Caprese Bites
Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.
To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.
Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.