10 Minute Caprese Salad Appetizer

Stefanie Bouchard


For those occasions when you're short on time but want an appetizer with some visual pizzazz! The BelGioioso mozzarella pearls are a marvelous little trick that make this appetizer a cinch. This tasty little beauty could be paired with a lovely young Sangiovese wine. Or when in doubt? A nice brut Champagne goes with everything!


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10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1-2 pkg
    snacking tomatoes
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    good extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    basil paste (i use gourmet garden)
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • To Taste
    flaked salt
  • 3/4 c
    mozzarella pearls (i use the belgioioso pre-packaged pearls)

How to Make 10 Minute Caprese Salad Appetizer


  1. Wash and then gently pat tomatoes dry with paper towels. Slice each tomato into halves or thirds depending on how big and what shape they are. Arrange into rows so the tomatoes are slightly overlapping.
  2. In a small bowl, combine your olive oil and basil paste. Stir until well blended, and then drizzle evenly over tomatoes.
  3. Pour your vinegar into the same bowl you just used for the basil oil (no need to create more dishes!). Drizzle vinegar lightly and evenly over tomatoes. Give the whole plate a sprinkling of flaked salt.
  4. Put your mozzarella pearls into a bowl (you could theoretically cut a larger ball of mozzarella yourself but the pre-packaged pearls are a great time saver) and nestle the bowl of mozzarella onto the plate with the tomatoes. Et voila!! A lovely, colorful dish that comes together in a flash.

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About 10 Minute Caprese Salad Appetizer

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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