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    Caprese Bites

    Caprese Bites. Photo by Dr. Jenny

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    EmmyDuckie's Note:

    These are impressive, but almost embarrassingly easy, Think of them as a little appetizer sized Caprese Salad. It makes a huge difference in this recipe if you use good cheese, oil, and vinegar. Adjust the oil and vinegar to your taste, measurements are not exact.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut the stem ends off the tomatoes, and hollow them out with a small spoon.
    2. 2
      Cut mozzarella into small cubes.
    3. 3
      Wrap each cube of cheese in a leaf of basil, and stuff into a tomato.
    4. 4
      Drizzle tomatoes with oil and vinegar, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Try not to eat the whole tray before guests arrive.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2008

      55

      These are divine. A taste of summer in every bite. This recipe is definitely going in the keeper file. I used heirloom cherry tomatoes and found that a small metal measuring spoon worked perfectly for scooping out the seeds. To keep them from rollin around, I cut a small piece off of the bottom of each tomato so they would stand up. Thank you Emmy! Made for ZWT 4 by a Jefe de la Cocina!

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    • on June 06, 2008

      55

      I used Campari tomatoes. They are about the size of a small egg. I also took another shortcut and used mozzarella balls that I was able to purchase from my deli. These are very yummy and one must be careful not to consume them while making them. I think I ate one for every three that I made – LOL I also made this for ZWT4

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    • on April 27, 2012

      45

      I had some trouble getting the tomatoes hollowed out without making holes in them, so they leaked. But were still very good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Caprese Bites

    Serving Size: 1 (54 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 107.4
     
    Calories from Fat 72
    67%
    Total Fat 8.1 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 22.4 mg
    7%
    Sodium 180.1 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.1 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 1.3 g
    5%
    Protein 6.6 g
    13%

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