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Caprese Sticks

Yield Serves 10
The classic crowd-pleasing salad turns into a fun appetizer when you stack it.


  • 8 ounces (about 30) small fresh mozzarella balls (sometimes called ciliegine)
  • 30 small fresh basil leaves
  • About 30 grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 30 decorative toothpicks
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make It

  1. Place 1 mozzarella ball, 1 basil leaf, and 1 tomato on each toothpick, and arrange on a plate. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.