Easy Caprese Salad Bites Appetizer Recipe

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It's the most wonderful time of the year.... when you have to bring an appetizer or side dish to an umpteenth event. I have a super easy one for you that will really up the wow factor. You can organize it into a wreath if you have the right dish wear and then you'll be extra fancy.

If you are like me and looking for a super easy yet fancy looking recipe, here is how you make these yummy Easy Caprese Salad Bites Appetizer.

Balsamic Glaze:
1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Salad Skewers:
12 ounces cherry tomatoes
10 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3-4 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
handful fresh basil leaves

If you don't buy your own balsamic glaze, then you can combine the vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook while stirring over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 8-10 minutes or until thickened to syrup.

Toss the tomatoes in olive oil and Italian herbs. Place mozzarella ball on toothpick, then basil, then tomato. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. And you're done! Told you it was super easy!

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What is your go to appetizer or side dish recipe to bring during the holidays?

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  1. Oh, my, this looks awesome! I'd love to serve these at our next celebration with friends.

  2. This looks and sounds amazing, thanks for posting.

  3. I love Caprese Salad and this would be a great thing to serve and much easier to eat for guests.

  4. This would be a quick and easy snack food to take to a party.

  5. I'm a cheese nut, so the mozzarella seals the deal for me. These look great.

  6. Caprese Salad is so good love to try making it and this recipe sounds amazing. My family loves cheese too.

  7. This is always such a hit when I see them brought to potlucks and BBQs, but I've never made them, I should do that next time.

  8. This is a great idea for BBQs! These turned out really pretty.

  9. These look really good and would be great for the holidays.

  10. This is so perfect - healthy, and attractive, and down right dee-lish! I want to try it!


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