Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Caprese Bites

Summer is slowly winding down, but I'm not giving in yet! I'm holding on to all of my favorite things about summer cooking - grilling, fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, and of course, tomatoes. Nothing beats local summer tomatoes.

I made these perfect little Caprese Bites for company a few weeks ago and my only wish was that I made more! They disappeared in just minutes and when you try them you'll know why. In just one bite you get the bright and fresh basil, the juicy tomato, and the creamy mozzarella cheese. Perfection!

To make them I simply cut grape tomatoes in half, cubed a bunch of mozzarella, picked and cleaned small leaves of basil, and then assembled. Onto a toothpick I put the top of the tomato, a piece of mozzarella, the bottom of the tomato, and topped them off with a small leaf of basil. Once they were all assembled I drizzled the plate with good olive oil, a touch of balsamic vinegar, some Kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper.

The perfect bite!!

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