Caprese Bites

Caprese Bites
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

This fun and easy appetizer involves all the tastes of classic a classic caprese salad, but in miniature form. Held together by a toothpick, they're perfect for passing around during a summer cocktail party. 

10
Servings
97
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  bunch basil
  • 2  Cups  grape tomatoes
  • 8  Ounces  fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
  • Balsamic vinaigrette, as needed
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

Pick the larger basil leaves from the bunch and set aside. Carefully push toothpick near the bottom of one end of a basil leaf. Add 1 grape tomato, and 1 mozzarella cube and secure with the other end of the basil leaf. Continue to assembly the caprese bites and set out on a platter. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
138µg
20%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
173µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
239mg
24%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
16µg
1%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Phosphorus, P
144mg
21%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
9mg
1%
Water
82g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Caprese Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Caprese Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.

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