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caprese bites

Recipe by
Coleen Katz
Philadelphia, PA

This is a great appetizer in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak!

yield 8 to 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For caprese bites

  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1
    juice of 1 lemon
  • 4
    plum tomatoes
  • 3 clove
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1
    loaf 2 inch diameter crusty french bread sliced in 1/2 inch slices on the diagonal
  • 24 lg
    fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lb
    fresh mozzarella

How To Make caprese bites

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl whisk together garlic, seasoned salt, black pepper, lemon juice and olive oil.
  • 2
    Gently fold in tomatoes until well coated.
  • 3
    Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove tomatoes from olive oil mixture and set aside.
  • 5
    Brush tops of bread slices with olive oil mixture that tomatoes were marinating in.
  • 6
    Place bread on a cookie sheet and bake in oven for about 5 minutes. Until just toasted.
  • 7
    Place 1 large leaf of Basil on each slice of bread and top with a slice of tomato.
  • 8
    Scoop mozzarella cheese with a half round tablespoon size measuring spoon and top tomato slices with mozzarella cheese.