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  • Mini Caprese Bites

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    Mini Caprese Bites
    Prep: 20 min Servings: 12
    by Sharon McAndrews Burkey
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    Here's one of my favorite appetizers! It's a low carb and healthy option. My challenge, finding the right size skewers! I found really long skewers, thought they could be cut in half, but it doesn't skewer through the tomatoes nicely, and breaks the mozzarella cheese balls.Ugh! Note:to self to stock up on skewers. So I decided to leave the length. Instead of serving individually, which I did previously in non stem wine glasses. I needed to serve it buffet style. So, hunting around the house for serving dishes. I ended up serving in 3 glass cylinders and turned out to be a nice presentation. Love it when impromptu creative ideas come to mind! Enjoy! Sharon Grape tomatoes vary in size from week to week at the grocery store; some pints we found had only 24 while others had more than 40. Good news, you should still have enough mozzarella balls because they are generally sold in 8-oz. containers that have more than enough.

    Ingredients

    • 1pt. grape tomatoes, halved
    • 10 to 14 fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, cut into thirds*
    • 32 (4-inch) wooden skewers**
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
    • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

    Directions

    1. 1. Thread 1 tomato half, 1 piece of cheese, and another tomato half onto each skewer. Place skewers in a shallow serving dish.
    2. 2. Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle oil mixture over skewers; sprinkle with basil and salt and pepper to taste.
    3. *1 (8-oz.) package fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, may be substituted.
    4. **Wooden picks may be substituted.
    5. Southern Living, MAY 2008

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    • TobeNourished
      TobeNourished
      I made these yesterday and brought them with me to a concert for tailgating. I love caprese, and never thought about making it into a sweet little "bite" before. They were wonderful, I will be making these again!! Thank so much for sharing :)

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