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Caprese Salad Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 16 (1 ounce each) Boccaccini, fresh
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 16 Cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh ground pepper (to taste)

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

-

Serves:

8

Perhaps you’ve had a Caprese Salad, but have you ever enjoyed it as a finger food? This little appetizer is perfect for get-togethers with friends or family—elegant yet casual, and remarkably easy.

Why Try? The colors and flavors will bring out the Italian in everyone!

Foodie Byte: There is a trend toward making your own Mozzarella cheese. With this recipe, though, you get the glory without all the work.

Preparation

  1. Insert a large toothpick or small skewer through a bite-size ball of fresh Mozzarella cheese. Then fold a fresh basil leaf and add it to the small skewer, and finally a cherry or grape tomato.
  2. Place the cheese/basil/tomato skewers on a platter and drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar or other salad dressing of your choice and some fresh ground pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information

Calories 231, Carbohydrates 3g, Cholesterol 46mg, Fat 20g, Fat Calories 179, Fiber 0.42g, Protein 10g, Saturated Fat 9g, Sodium 37mg. Daily Values: Calcium 7.4mg 1%, Phos 10.24mg 1%, Copper 0.03mg 2%, Zinc 0.07mg 0%, Panto 0.03mg 0%, Biotin 1.36mcg 453%, Magnesium 5.34mg 1%, Iron 0.22mg 1%, Vitamin B6 2%, Vitamin C 8%, Vit E-a-Toco 4%, Vitamin A 7%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.