Caprese on a Stick
Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a great week. I know mine has been flying by because I’ve been so busy lately. My hubby and I are leaving next week to go a friend’s wedding in Georgia and I’m so excited! Our weather here in NY has been stuck in the 40’s and 50’s this past week so I’ve really been craving some warm, summery weather. What better place to go for hot, humid weather than south Georgia?!
I have a really fun and simple appetizer idea for you today….they are pretty to look at, too! Salad on a stick? I gave this classic Italian salad that I absolutely love a brand new look and made it a little bit more fun. They are very impressive looking and very tasty. I could eat a huge plate of these by myself.
So if you are looking for an easy idea for an appetizer this one is perfect for you. It would also be great to serve at a large party or a barbeque…I’m sure people would appreciate a healthy alternative to munch on, not to mention the beautiful presentation!
small fresh mozzarella balls
salt and pepper, optional
Place one cherry tomato, a basil leave (or half a leaf if it is large), and a mozzarella ball on each toothpick.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar if desired, leaving the end of the toothpick clean, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can also serve the balsamic on the side and let your guests drizzle on their own.
So creative, Ashley! Caprese salads remind me of summer time. We make them often when the weather gets warmer. We’ll definitely be trying these!
I was craving summertime so that’s why I made this! Thanks, Sally!
Great appetizer! Italian food is my favorite!
Me too, Nancy! My husband and I love Italian food…all of it!
OK, I love that you posted these today! I was just thinking of these because I’m catering a shower in a couple weeks and wanted to do something like this. Will definitely be making! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
These would be great for a shower! Thanks, Marie!
Very pretty appetizer! Caprese salad is a favorite of mine. I will definitely be making these this summer.
Thanks, Suzie! It’s a fave of mine, too 🙂
Beautiful appetizer! Great job 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
LOVE these! So perfect for a cocktail party and I can not get enough of fresh basil. Have an amazing time in Georgia! The weather here is 90 degrees so I am jealous of how cool it is on the east!
Yes, they would be perfect for a cocktail party! Thanks, Christina!
What great appetizer ideas! Salad on a stick!
Thanks! I’ve been wanting to try it out for years now and finally remembered to make them 🙂
these are so pretty and delicious! love it!
Thank you, Jenn!
Salad on a stick works for me! Love this idea – pretty, and of course such great flavors. Great idea – thanks.
Thanks, John! I do love the colors and the flavors!
Great idea –love salad on a stick. Love it even more when it’s simple and looks delicious! Lovely post.
I do love easy ideas like this – perfect when you are making a ton of food for a party, etc!
These are so dangerously delicious! I made similar ones and ate most before my guests arrived — oops 🙂
It took a lot of willpower to not to that! haha
Love this, so creative! I’ve never tried fresh mozzarella before… on my list of things to buy next!
You should really try it – it’s awesome!
Mmmm I would love to try these sticks, they look delicious!
These are great for a party! I could make a meal of these myself.
I agree, Lisa!
Caprese on a stick – I love the name! Those are such perfect bite-size appetizers! Great for a cocktail party!
Thanks, Julia! I thought it was a fun name, too 🙂
Love anything on a stick! Especially if it’s healthy!
Me too, Christin!
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