Wednesday, July 9, 2014
What is red, green, white, and delicious? Answer - Caprese bites. These little snacks/appetizers are loaded with flavor and so very easy to make. You need just a few ingredients - cherry tomatoes, marinated mozzarella balls, basil leaves, some avocado oil (olive oil will do), balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. That is it.
My kids love help making these and eating them too. While they are placing a tomato, basil leaf, and the marinated mozzarella balls on toothpicks, I am whipping up the dressing. Once the "bites" have been made, I drizzle the balsamic dressing over them. I then sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper and they are ready to enjoy.
These are perfect appetizers or snacks when you need something quick to make. They will be enjoyed by everyone. Be sure to set aside a few for yourself:)
24 cherry tomatoes - washed and dried
24 fresh basil leaves
24 marinated mozzarella balls
1 tablespoon avocado oil (olive oil if you do not have avocado oil)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Pinch of kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
1. Place a tomato, a folded basil leaf, and a marinated mozzarella ball on a toothpick. Place the Caprese Bite on a serving platter and repeat until you have finished making the bites.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the avocado oil and vinegar. Drizzle over the bites. Sprinkle the Caprese bites with salt and pepper. Serve.
Makes 24 bites