Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mini Caprese Bites

I was looking for appetizer recipes a few days ago and found these on Southern Living's website...they looked fun and easy so I couldn't wait to try them. These were super simple and perfect for spring....we had a crawfish boil today with Kevin's family and I made these for a little appetizer....we finished them all! The recipe called for fresh mozarella balls...the only ones I could find were in the special cheese section, and I opted for the marinated/seasoned ones...they were great! These are pretty much all the things that make a caprese salad....just on a convienient?

Mini Caprese Bites

You will need:

-1 pt grape tomatoes, halved

-1 tub fresh small mozarella balls, cut into thirds

-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

-1/4 tsp kosher salt

-1/4 tsp pepper

-6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

-kosher salt and pepper to taste

-toothpicks, or skewer

*Thread one tomato half, one piece of cheese, and other tomatoe half onto pick, set into serving dish

*Whisk together oil, balsamic vinegar, salt/pepper and drizzle over top of tomatoes

*Sprinkle with basil and more salt/pepper to taste...I also added a few more drizzles of balsamic vinegar, just because we like it. Enjoy!

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