Caprese Bites with balsamic vinegar on large white platter
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5 from 10 votes

Caprese Bites

Caprese Bites make the BEST EVER festive finger food for entertaining! A tomato basil mozzarella appetizer that can be plated with savory dips and toothpicks to skewer with prosciutto. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese
Servings: 24
Author: Adrianne

Equipment

Ingredients

Caprese Bites ingredients

  • 750 grams tomatoes Note 1
  • 200 grams bocconcini Note 2
  • 150 grams basil peso Note 3
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts optional
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar Note 4, to serve
  • crackers to serve
  • savory dip Note 5
  • basil leaves to serve
  • cucumber to serve

Instructions

Caprese Bites Instructions

  • Slice tomatoes in half and use a teaspoon to scoop out and discard seeds
  • Toast pine nuts for 2-3 mins in a non stick pan or in the microwave (optional) let cool, then transfer to a zip lock bag and use the back of a spoon to crush
  • Use a teaspoon to scoop crushed nuts into the base of each tomato
  • Then scoop a little basil pesto on top of the nuts
  • Push a mozzarella ball into each tomato
  • Serve as is with crush pine nuts and balsamic vinegar or on a large platter with savory dips, antipasto bites like prosciutto, additional cheese, cucumber, basil leaves and crackers

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Notes

  • Note 1 I use 'Cocktail Truss Tomatoes', as they are a bit bigger than a regular cherry tomato so they are easy to stuff. I don't recommend grape tomatoes or roma tomatoes for this recipe as their shape makes them harder to stuff. 
  • Note 2 this will be in the fridge section in the cheese area in a small tube with liquid (brine). You can discard the brine as we only need the cheese (no need to rinse as we don't want to loose any flavour)
  • Note 3 I use store bought basil pesto dip for my recipe, it is from the fridge section and makes for an easy recipe when you are not making the pesto from scratch! 
  • Note 4 I recommend the straight balsamic vinegar for this recipe, not the glaze, as it is easy to drizzle with a teaspoon and is the best flavour combination with the basil, tomato and mozzarella