Mini Caprese Bites

  • Holley Posted: 11/06/08
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    Such an easy recipe and perfect for making ahead. Inexpensive appetizer for feeding a crowd.

  • Hyebun Posted: 12/21/08
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    Easy to make. inexpensive and the presentation was beautiful, however, they did not fly off the platter at a recent Christmas party we had. I don't like tomatoes, so I am not a good judge on taste, but I think they looked good. Will try again at another party.

  • messychef Posted: 12/14/08
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    So simple and incredibly delicious! These were the first of the appetizers to disappear.

  • Lhynne Posted: 06/15/09
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    This is a great appetizer. The balance between the cheese and the tomato, plus the sweet and tangy flavor of the balsamic vinegar makes this a great appetizer. I love basil, so I put more basil leaves on top when I made this. With just few blinks, the platter was cleaned by my husband and friends. Will make this again!

  • Joannadelsur Posted: 12/16/08
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    These are delicious, healthy, and easy to make. I had fun assembling them with my nephews. I was too lazy to make the oil-vinegar combo, so I drizzled them with organic balsamic vinagrette and they were still a huge hit. It's wallet-friendly and pretty, perfect for bringing to parties!

  • BonnieCooks Posted: 07/19/09
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    These are GREAT! Fast, easy, and cute to bring to any occasion.

  • georgiacooker Posted: 10/11/09
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    This is a perfect summer appetizer. I served the caprese bites in a cut glass bowl on very long bamboo kabob sticks - they looked great, were fun to eat, tasted great and so easy. If I can keep feta from crumbling I'd like to try subbing feta for the mozzarella.

  • TriciaGray Posted: 01/21/10
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    I've used these same ingredients (whole toms, whole basil leaves and whole cheese balls on a toothpick) before and everyone (adults and even kids) seem to love them. However, this presentation (on skewers, with the tomatoes cut and cheese in between) is just beautiful!

  • annie27 Posted: 08/08/09
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    The presentation in excellent, but as I like very much basil, I marinated first the mozzarella with crushed basil in olive and a pinch of white peper, then make the bites and on top, the other marinate . Yes, I would consider this dish for special occasions and yes I would do this dish again.

  • Patty123 Posted: 10/04/09
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    Too much tomato to cheese ratio - just not as good as a caprese salad-cute though but there were leftovers and that is rare for the appetizers at our parties.

  • Dyanna33 Posted: 12/24/09
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    I've made this recipe before but I mix it up by adding other cheeses (sharp cheddar), meats (salami, ham, turkey) and veggies (roasted red peppers and onions). I usually do some that are vegetarian w/out the meat and then there rest we just mix it up with a little bit of everything. Always very popular and fun to make with the help of my daughter...we have a little production line. You can anything you like that you can cut into small pieces and skewer with a toothpick!

  • Cheryl242 Posted: 11/26/10
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    I loved these little appetizers. They are so pretty and easy to make and taste wonderful, especially if you let the bites rest in the olive oil-balsamic vinegar mixture for several hours before serving. I served them on a green, leaf-shaped plate, and they looked very appetizing--a good thing, since they are appetizers (:

  • TheAspiringChef Posted: 02/28/11
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    Made these for the second time for an Oscar party (called it "Eat Caprese Love - a play on Eat Pray Love :) - not an Oscar nominee, but still current!) and these were great. You get a beautiful presentation that looks fancy, but couldn't be easier to make.

  • tryingcake Posted: 12/20/10
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    I make something very similar, and they, also, leave the plate fast. Using a toothpick I skewer a grape tomato, 1 slice of mozzarella and 1 Greek Olive. For the mozzarella I simply buy string cheese sticks and slice to the desired thickness. Easy Peasy. I drizzle a balsamic vinaigrette over the skewers and serve. But I love the look of these!

  • Margorita Posted: 05/06/11
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    Great little appetizer! Easy, quick ,fun & pretty. I found mozzarella "pearls", made by Sorrento I think, that were just the perfect size for this. No cutting needed. As another reviewer suggested, I added salami. Good recipe to serve as is or to add to. Wouldn't mind trying quality black olives, marinated garlic, or artichoke chunks. The marinade was delicious. I found some short skewers that were a perfect fit but the marinade made it messy to eat and for a sub-par presentation, we didn't care but for a party I will try longer skewers. Will make again!

  • mangopapaya Posted: 06/19/11
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    These were very easy to make and tasted great. I would definitely make these again.

  • Trinibaby2010 Posted: 11/01/11
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    Visually decadent and a huge hit at jewelry party.

  • amyk471 Posted: 12/17/11
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    I've made these several times. They are quick and easy and always get gobbled right up!

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 01/04/12
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    I make these all the time as a healthy snack.

  • NancyTwink Posted: 12/29/12
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    Always a hit! A few changes I make--I actually thread the strips of basil onto the skewers (so I don't cut them quite as thinly as the picture, but the result still looks identical to the picture). This makes them easier to eat. Also, I don't pour the vinegar over the skewers. I like to serve with a trio of three different vinegars. This way, guests can dip into the vinegar of their choice.

  • cathie1951 Posted: 08/08/13
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    These are really tasty and super easy. Great summer time app. I chopped some of the basil finer and mixed it into the dressing and let the tomato/cheese skewers soak in the dressing for a couple hours. Added more basil strips at the end. Also I did not cut the mozzerella balls in 3rds. I used whole ones that were really small.

  • AdrianaKincaid Posted: 03/31/13
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    very simple and delicious appetizer, good for movie night or cocktail party

  • VintageVanille Posted: 04/21/12
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    Anybody with experience making these in advance? I want to make them late the night before an afternoon party. Say 12 hours in advance. Cheers!

  • jessicas314 Posted: 12/17/12
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    Great and fun appetizer. Super easy to make/prep and look impressive and taste delicious. I used toothpicks which worked out fine.

  • boffo1962 Posted: 06/13/14
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    Quick and easy! I made 50 and they were all eaten! Great to not have to bring any back home with me!

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