Sunday, April 7, 2013

Caprese Bites

This is a simple, yet impressive appetizer.  Totally yummy as well.  It's the simple things like the cute bamboo skewers and a nice platter that make them so fun.  Try them at your next party!

Here is what your will need...Some red and yellow grape tomatoes, fresh basil, mini fresh mozzarella balls, Garlic Expressions dressing, balsamic vinegar, fresh ground black pepper, and bamboo skewers.

Start an assembly line...cut a tomato in half, and between it on the skewer, place a small piece of basil and two mini mozzarella balls...

So pretty!

A close up...At this point you could cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (but I wouldn't do it more than a few hours ahead of time or the basil might turn brown).

When ready to serve, lightly sprinkle them all over with Garlic Expressions dressing, and a little sprinkling of balsamic vinegar.  Freshly grind some pepper over them as well.  (A tiny pinch of Kosher salt would be nice, but I didn't do it the night I served these.)

Caprese Bites

Red and Yellow Grape Tomatoes (enough for the amount you desire to make)
Fresh Basil, torn into small pieces
Mini Fresh Mozzarella Balls (These were super mini, if they are a little bigger, use one)
Garlic Expression Dressing
Balsamic Vinegar
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Bamboo Skewers*

Cut your tomatoes in half.  Star by putting one half of the tomato on a the skewer, then a piece of fresh basil.  Next put two mini mozzarella balls, followed by another piece of basil, then the other half of the tomato.  Alternate red and yellow tomato caprese bites when your plate them to make it pretty.  When ready to serve, drizzle them with Garlic Expressions dressing and a little balsamic vinegar.  Finish with some freshly ground black pepper.

*I found these cute bamboo skewers at Party City, but have also seen them on

The white platter I used is from Pampered Chef's Simple Additions line, but it is retired.  I had luck finding one on ebay.


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Elaine said...

One of my faves! Have also made these with a single cheese tortellini on each skewer for added yumminess. :) Love those bamboo skewers!

Carlee said...

These looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing.