Easy caprese salad bites on a toothpick drizzled with a rosemary balsamic dressing. These easy and adorable appetizers are Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free. These little gems are perfect for summer dinner parties, Holiday bashes or anytime really. Try them for lunch!
This Caprese Salad Bites recipe is so simple; I blush just publishing it. But it’s such a tasty, easy and healthy appetizer you are going to want this recipe! In a handful of people now a days, someone is bound to have special dietary needs. The healthy bases are pretty much covered in these delicious little salad bites.
And they do just what an appetizer should. Your party guests will enjoy a flavorful, healthy tidbit to snack on while visiting before dinner. And they will still have an appetite! Perfection indeed!
Our cherry tomatoes are ripe just now! They are perfect for Caprese Salad Bites. This is such a great recipe for home gardeners. The flavor of homegrown tomatoes just can’t be beat. If you don’t garden, try to find a source of fresh, organic, locally grown, produce for the summer months. It’s so worth it!
For us, A quick trip out to our garden and greenhouse and we have the freshest, most flavorful tomatoes and Basil.
Add the mozzarella and balsamic dressing and viola! A healthy quick and easy light lunch or party food for your friends and family. Love that!
Finding safe foods to bring to summer outdoor parties at the beach, park or other outdoor events can be a challenge. Mayonnaise and other foods that require refrigeration are not practical for hot days outside. Here is an easy, appropriate recipe that is safe outside and so easy to assemble on the fly!
Caprese Salad Bites Recipe:
A Note on the salad dressing: I used a store-bought dressing for this,
because I’m lazy. BUT, my creamy balsamic Dressing is a good homemade option. It goes another direction in flavor, more honey mustard. It would be good though, and healthy, just different! My Creamy Balsamic salad dressing is made of healthy ingredients and is about 32 calories a serving.
Assemble these appetizers easily:
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half
- Chop the mozzarella into small squares, balls or wedges.
- Rip your Basil into small sections
- load a cherry tomato half, basil leaf, and mozzarella ball on a toothpick.
- lay them side by side on a plate or tray until you have the number you need.
- Then simply drizzle them with your favorite balsamic rosemary dressing. Or my creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing is a homemade option that would be great with this recipe!
We didn’t need 24 on the day I made these. So I only made 12. A full recipe will give you 24 Caprese Salad Bites. if you are feeding a larger party… just double the recipe. Enjoy this healthy treat. We loved them!
Without salad dressing this recipe is very healthy and low carb. You choose the salad dressing to suit your diet needs. and add those calories in as well.
58 Calories / Serving without dressing
7% 4 g
0% 1 g
8% 4 g
Caprese Salad Bites Appetizer Recipe
- 12 cherry or grape tomatoes
- 12 fresh basil leaves cut in half
- 15 oz. Mozzarella cheese cut into 24 1/2 inch squares
- 2 Tablespoons rosemary balsamic dressing or use my creamy balsamic dressing at about 32 calories per tablespoon
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half
Chop the mozzarella into small squares, balls or wedges.
Rip your Basil into small sections
load a cherry tomato half, basil leaf, and mozzarella ball on a toothpick.
lay them side by side on a plate or tray until you have the number you need.
Then simply drizzle them with your favorite balsamic rosemary dressing.
This recipe calls for a purchased rosemary balsamic salad dressing. The calories of this recipe are posted WITHOUT a calorie count for the dressing. Read the label of the dressing you choose and use the calories for a 2 Tablespoon serving. Then divide that calorie number by 24 servings and add that to the calorie count to determine the total calorie count per serving.
OR Try our Homemade Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing on this appetizer for a nice healthy change up. About 32 calories per tablespoon which is adding only 2.6 calories per serving for a total of about 61 calories per salad bite.
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Recipe source: NotesFromtheNelsens.blogspot.com