Bite Size Caprese Salads

I made these for yet another girls night dinner. Seem to be going to a lot of potlucks lately, so I will be writing about all my foods that are good for sharing. These were a great compliment to all the cheeses, breads and meatballs that everyone brought.

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You’ll need:
Fresh mozzarella ( I used mozzarella balls)
Red pepper
Fresh garlic
Spinach or Basil leaves
Balsamic vinegar
Cracked black pepper
Kosher Salt
Toothpicks

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A few days before, I added some cracked red pepper and minced garlic to the container of fresh mozzarella and let it soak. I wanted to get some extra flavors in the cheese.

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I used fresh spinach leaves because my basil that I was planning on using went bad 🙁 so at the last minute I used some dried Italian seasoning in place of the fresh basil.

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Half the mozzarella balls.

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Place the halved mozzarella and halved tomatoes in the leaf of your choice. This makes a little boat when you insert the the toothpick horizontally. I also made some vertically by putting the tomato on the bottom, flat side down, then stacking the leaf and topping with mozzarella.

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Voila!

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Aren’t they pretty?

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Now, time to season!

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar then fresh cracked black pepper, Italian seasoning if you want and sprinkle with kosher salt.

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Yumo!

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Now, the conundrum was how to transport these little morsels… Cupcake pan with lid. BOOM! Problem solved!!

Enjoy!!

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve made these too! If you like kalamata olives, stick one on the end… mmmm

    Reply
    • nparamore November 16, 2011

      Ohhhh, wish I would have thought of that at the party! There were olives! Love that idea!!

      Reply

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