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 stick...how 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!