Mini Caprese


Insalata Caprese is a simple Italian salad made of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.  When you downsize all the ingredients to bite-size form, you get the perfect party appetizer that is both refreshing and, well, really cute.  I prefer to keep my Mini Caprese salad skewers very simple; I use the same olive oil + balsamic vinegar + salt + pepper dressing as I do for the big version.  The only embellishment I add is sun-dried tomatoes, which normally are packed in oil with tons of herbs that really enhance the flavor of the salad.

Mini Caprese

Ingredients:

  • long toothpicks (at least 3″ is ideal)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • bocconcini (mini mozzarella balls)
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • whole basil leaves
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Assemble each skewer with a cherry tomato, whole basil leaf, bocconcini, and sun dried tomato.  Feel free to get creative with the assembly order.

In a shallow dish, drizzle equal parts of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with a dash of salt and pepper.  Give each skewer a light roll in the dressing to season according to your preferences.  Enjoy!

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