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Italian Caprese Salad Appetizer

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I first fell in love with Italian caprese salad when I was working at a little Italian restaurant in Portland. The mix of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and balsamic quickly became a favorite of mine. Those flavors meld together like no other and caprese salad quickly became one of those dishes where I just can’t stop refilling my plate. But, better than a plate of caprese is tossing that salad mixture on top of a fresh piece of bread. Boom – bruschetta! Mmmmmm!

Whether you choose to serve caprese salad alone or on bread, as an appetizer or a light meal, I’m warning you now, consider a double batch 🙂

Italian Caprese Salad Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Italian bread, baked and sliced into rounds
  • 16 ounces of mini mozzarella balls, quartered
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 bunch of basil (8-10 leaves), minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar

Caprese Salad Directions

Quarter the mozzarella balls and tomatoes. Place in a mixing bowl and add olive oil. Toss until thoroughly coated. Add minced basil and gently incorporate. Spoon onto bread rounds and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. My personal favorite is a fancy infused balsamic like tangerine or pomegranate. Those two options pair marvelously with caprese!

Serve, enjoy, refill!

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Italian Caprese Salad Appetizer

Italian Caprese Salad Appetizer

Hollie Schultz
Italian Caprese Salad Appetizer Recipe
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 528 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf Italian Bread baked and sliced into rounds
  • 16 oz mozzarella balls quartered
  • 16 oz cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 bunch basil minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Quarter the mozzarella balls and tomatoes. Place in a mixing bowl and add olive oil. Toss until thoroughly coated. Add minced basil and gently incorporate. Spoon onto bread rounds and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. My personal favorite is a fancy infused balsamic like tangerine or pomegranate. Those two options pair marvelously with caprese!

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 15gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 257mgPotassium: 248mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 304IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 2mg
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