Caprese Bites

Staff Writer
Caprese Bites
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. 

Ready in
15 m
Deliver 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


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.

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.