Caprese Bite Lite Appetizers

Summer Time Caprese Bites



What fun it is to make these super simple appetizers. Why do I love them? They use fresh mozzarella, seasonal sweet tomatoes and garden grown basil- a favorite herb of mine.


I love the fact that basil grows in the back yard- you can even buy it fresh in pots and have it above your kitchen sink on a sill.  I love the smell of this earthy herb and basil goes into almost every salad I make.


To make this recipe you will need:


6 Servings (6×4 toothpicks/per person)



24 toothpicks

24 grape tomatoes

24 mini mozzarella balls

24 basil leaves

Salt and pepper

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar



1.   Cut the grape tomatoes in half

2.   Wash and cut off 24 basil leaves from the stems.

3.   Thread ½ of a tomato, a folded basil leaf, a mozzarella ball and the other tomato half onto the toothpick.

4.   Lay assembled Caprese Toothpicks on a platter and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

5.   Sprinkle on some balsamic vinegar (just a little) to add a bit more flavor.

6.   Serve as an appetizer (bite it all off at once!) or side on a summer salad.  Great for entertaining!