Easy Caprese Bites

Tomato, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella is one of my favorite flavor combinations.  It tastes light and fresh.  This appetizer was one of the first to go at our party last week.  The best party appetizers you can eat with your fingers (plus, that means no forks to wash…1 less thing to clean right?!).

These couldn’t be easier, and look gorgeous just sitting there on a plate. The Christmas colors just happened to be a bonus.

You’ll need:

fresh mozzarella cheese in tiny balls or cut up into bite size pieces

grape tomatoes

fresh basil



Wrap a basil leaf around a tomato and mozzarella ball. Hold together with a toothpick.

It’s complicated.

These would be fantastic drizzled with a bit of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil!


What is your easiest party appetizer?  Share your recipe in the comment section!


10 responses to “Easy Caprese Bites

  1. LOVE these!!! They were such a hit at my birthday party too! Hope you enjoyed them!

  2. Love caprese, they serve these on campus and def one of my favs 🙂

  3. Looks really great and easy to make.

  4. Cute! Where did you get the little mozzarella balls, at your grocery store or a specialty store? Love the new header BTW!

  5. My mouth watered when I saw that picture – I LOVE this stuff. I think dips are always my go-to appetizers for when I have guests over. My favorite is the Buffalo Chicken Dip using low fat cream cheese and low fat ranch – I boil the chicken breasts and then shread them – mix together with the ranch and cream cheese and add our favorite Moore’s Wing Sauce [make it as hot or as mild as you like].

    P.S. I was flipping through the Dec Oxygen and while I know you posted that you would be in there, I forgot which month. I started reading the recipe and was like ‘Wow that sounds so good…” then glanced up at the top and there you were. I was all “HEY! I KNOW WHO SHE IS!!!” 🙂 Well done girl!

  6. These look so good, and easy! Basil, tomato and mozzarella are one of my favorite flavor combos. I think I might make these for the in-laws Xmas eve party! -Paula

  7. Lovely! Thank you for the idea – I think I will prepare some to take as an appetizer to Christmas Day. :0)

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