Mini Caprese Bites

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Caprese salad is simply delicious.

I am deeply in love with its elegant simplicity.

It magically combines the deliciousness of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and some kind of lovely drizzle.

 

Just lately I came across the most adorable presentation of this salad – instead of slicing larger tomatoes and placing them next to mozzarella slices, this version turns cherry tomatoes and cubed mozzarella into the cutest Caprese bites.

What a gorgeous idea!

I just love it!

 

 

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To make about 30 Mini Caprese Bites you will need 1 pound (500 grams) cherry tomatoes, 1/2 pound (250 grams) mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and fresh basil leaves.

And toothpicks.

 

 

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1. To assemble the Caprese Bites, first cube the mozzarella.

2. Then thread tomato half, one piece of cheese, another tomato half and a basil leaf onto toothpicks. Place toothpicks in a shallow serving dish.

3. And lastly, whisk together the oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and drizzle the oil mixture over the skewers.

 

Enjoy this fresh and summery treat!

With love,
Petra

(The recipe adapted from framedcooks.com. Makes about 30 skewers.)

29 thoughts on “Mini Caprese Bites

  1. I love caprese salad! I hate the taste of balsamic vinegar though, oddly enough. I always drizzle my salad with a mixture of olive oil, salt, pepper, italian dried herbs and freshly chopped basil that has rested for at least an hour.

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  3. I used these at my sisters baby shower, everyone loved them! I also made your orange granita. Both were hits! I also stole a couple and ate them, they were amazing. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  4. We made something similar for my graduation open house. They were a huge hit! My (carnivorous) friend had the brilliant idea of sticking a half-inch square of oven-baked bacon between the cheese and tomato. Was an even HUGER hit.

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  6. I adore this presentation! I make a similar appetizer, but I wrap the tomato in prosciutto. Gives an added layer of flavor, could put a small cube in the “tomato sandwich.” Can’t wait to try this version.

  7. Thank you for posting this photo. We were short on time so modified by putting a whole grape tomato, a leaf of basil, and a little ball of mozzarella cheese on a toothpick. We arranged on a plate in a circular design, then drizzled with balsamic vinegar right before putting the platter out for my son’s and fiancee’s friends. Your photo enabled me to make a nice contribution to the party, and since her mother helped me make these it was a nice chance to get to chat with her too.

  8. Just made these and they are SO good! The cherry tomato selection wasn’t so great at my supermarket so I used grape tomatoes and just diced the mozzarella smaller-YUM!!!

  9. These look wonderful!
    Can I make these up the day before and put in the fridge? (maybe in a covered plastic container??

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