CAPRESE BITES WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

June 18, 2014

The only time I ever really think to put out some hors d’oeuvres is when guests are coming over. But that is short changing us the other 6 nights a week! I can tell it feels a lot more special for David (and me) when I set out a nice app while I’m finishing up on dinner. It’s a bit more filling and gives a feeling of intentionality to the meal. Plus, they don’t have to take a lot of extra time – see caprese bites.

CAPRESE BITES WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE from Rachel Schultz

CAPRESE BITES WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE
Makes 24

24 mozzarella balls
24 pepperoni slices (or salami)
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
18 basil leaves
Salt & pepper
Toothpicks

Spear mozzarella, cherry tomato, and folded pepperoni on to tooth pick.

CAPRESE BITES WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE from Rachel Schultz

In a food processor, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, basil, and salt & pepper. Pulse until smooth.

CAPRESE BITES WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE from Rachel Schultz

Drizzle basil vinaigrette over bites.

CAPRESE BITES WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE from Rachel Schultz CAPRESE BITES WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE from Rachel Schultz

CAPRESE BITES WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 24 mozzarella balls
  • 24 pepperoni slices (or salami)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 18 basil leaves
  • Salt & pepper
  • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Spear mozzarella, cherry tomato, and folded pepperoni on to tooth pick.
  2. In a food processor, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, basil, and salt & pepper. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Drizzle basil vinaigrette over bites.

Adapted from Authentic Suburban Gourmet.

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Comments

  • I love this idea! A) the idea of caprese bites (the charcuterie addition is brilliant) B) the idea of a fancy app to snack upon before the main meal. I’ll do this sometimes, especially if I’m making a dinner that takes awhile, but it’s usually just putting out some cornichons or marinated olives for my husband while I’m cooking. These don’t look too time consuming at all, thanks!

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