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Caprese Bites make an easy appetizer that's ready in minutes. Fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, ripe tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic glaze top toasted bread slices for the perfect bite. If you love caprese flavors, then this simple snack was made for you!
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Caprese Bites

Caprese Bites make an easy appetizer that's ready in minutes. Fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, ripe tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic glaze top toasted bread slices for the perfect bite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caprese appetizer, caprese recipe
Servings: 20
Calories: 213kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette , cut into 20-25 slices, 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 campari tomatoes , sliced and then each slice cut in half
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves , chopped or cut in half (depending on the size)
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese , sliced into 20-25 thin discs
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • Balsamic glaze , for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to medium broil and position oven rack near top.
  • Brush olive oil over tops of bread slices and place onto a large baking pan.
  • Place in the oven and broil 2-3 minutes, until the tops of the bread are just starting to turn golden. Remove from oven. Set oven to 400°F.
  • Place one mozzarella slice, basil leave, and two tomato slices onto top of bread. (See note below). Repeat with remaining ingredients until bread slices are prepared.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over each baguette slice. Place into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired.

Notes

  • For the tomatoes, you may substitute Roma, plum, etc.
  • I found a prepared balsamic glaze near the cooking vinegar section of my grocery store.
  • Alternatively, you can toast bread and then top with mozzarella cheese and bake until melted. Then, top with basil and tomatoes with cooking, if desired.
  • Bites are best served immediately.
  • Caprese bites will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg