Easy Italian dinner menu to empower kids

  • Author: Tiffany Dahle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: Italian


These simple Italian caprese kabobs are perfect for using up the tomatoes from the farmer’s market. The perfect summer side dish for kids to cook.


  • 1 pint fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 1 package fresh mozzarella balls, mini sized
  • Balsamic glaze from Trader Joe’s or a drizzle of olive oil (optional)


Hey kids, this recipe is for you!

Gently rinse the cherry tomatoes under cold water. Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel. Rinse the fresh basil and gently pat it dry with the towel, too.

Create an assembly line station by placing the tomatoes, the basil, and the mozzarella in a line on your counter next to a pile of kabob skewer sticks. 

Working one skewer stick at a time, carefully poke one tomato and then one mozzarella ball onto the stick. Add a fresh leaf of basil and then repeat until the stick is filled. Place it on a pretty plate or tray. 

Repeat until all the kabobs are filled. The dish is most delicious when everything is served at room temperature. You can serve it with a tiny drizzle of olive oil or balsamic vinegar glaze, we love the one from Trader Joe’s. A sprinkle of salt & pepper is also delicious.

Keywords: tomatoes, mozzarella, basil