There's something transportive about Caprese salad, with its fresh-from-the-garden flavors.
But traditional Caprese salad, with its thick slices of juicy tomatoes and delicious mozzarella, can be tricky to eat at a party when you're holding a plate in one hand and a drink in the other.
For your next party, try serving these bite-sized Caprese salads that couldn't be easier to eat. One bite, all of the amazing flavors, and no knife required -- perfect party food!
Caprese salad poppers
- 40 cherry or grape tomatoes (I used heirloom tomatoes because I love the flavor and color variations)
- 1 container of small balls of fresh mozzarella cheese, often referred to as bocconcini
- 1 bunch of fresh basil
- Kosher salt
- Using a paring knife, hold tomato firmly and carefully slice the tops off your cherry tomatoes.
- Hollow out the inside of the tomatoes with a small spoon. A grapefruit spoon is perfect for this task (serrated edges will cleanly cut through the tomato walls).
- Tuck one basil leaf inside each tomato, leaving the top of each leaf exposed.
- Cut mozzarella balls into halves or thirds, depending upon the size of your tomatoes. You'll want it to fill the entire hollow that you created with a bit of it poking out the top.
- Sprinkle generously with kosher salt.