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Ensalada Caprese Bites

These flavor-packed but oh-so-simple Ensalada Caprese Bites are always the first thing to go at a party!

Ensalada Caprese Bites on a white plate, drizzled with balsamic vinegar

Ensalada Caprese Salad is my go-to salad in the summertime. It’s so simple but has such amazing flavor, and with freshly-picked summer tomatoes, it’s pretty close to food heaven.

These Ensalada Caprese Bites have all the same ingredients, but in bite-size form so you can serve them at a summer party or barbecue. They’re one of the appetizers I almost always throw together on the weekends, too.

I’m not reinventing the wheel here. Ensalada Caprese Bites aren’t anything new, but I sometimes forget to post these simple recipes, even though it’s something I make often.

Making them is simple: pop a cherry tomato, basil leaf and a bite-sized mozzarella ball onto a large toothpick, then drizzle with a balsamic syrup (instructions to make it here or pick some up at the store). Add a piece of prosciutto if you like (and I always like). They will fly off the plate, guaranteed!

Ensalada Caprese Bites on a white plate

I made these Ensalada Caprese Bites for a special occasion this time: it’s my first post for our Progressive Eats group! The details are below, but basically some uber-talented bloggers I know asked me if I wanted to join in their fun. And of course I agreed! This month’s theme is “summer barbecue”, so if you’re looking for a delicious meal plan for your summer barbecues, be sure to check out all the recipes.

Ensalada Caprese Bites on a white plate, drizzled with balsamic vinegar

Ensalada Caprese Bites on a white plate, drizzled with balsamic vinegar

Ensalada Caprese Bites

Yield: 0
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 24 basil leaves
  • 24 small mozzarella balls
  • 12 slices prosciutto
  • 2 tbsp balsamic syrup

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes, basil leaves, mozzarella and prosciutto on large toothpicks, then arrange on a serving tray. Drizzle with balsamic syrup and serve. (Alternatively, you can put the balsamic syrup in a small dish and allow guests to dip the bites into the syrup).

A Summer Barbecue!

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Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. Each recipe in our menu this month features foods for a Summer Barbecue. Our host this month is Barb from Creative Culinary.

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats it’s a virtual party. A theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out. Come along and see all of the delicious summer dishes!

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Laura

Thursday 28th of June 2018

Welcome to Progressive Eats Kristy. We're delighted These caprese bites are mouth-watering. Sometimes, simple is best, and barbecues call for simple appetizers while the burgers and shish kebabs are on the grill. I love the drizzle of balsamic syrup. The vegetables, herbs and cheese may be simple to put together, but the syrup definitely takes them up a notch.

Carol Borchardt

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

I love these! I often do little Caprese salad bites but haven't thought to include prosciutto. It's the perfect addition!

Karen

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

What a gorgeous appetizer. I love that drizzle of balsamic. I've made something similar, but yours are way more beautiful!

thewimpyvegetarian

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

This looks so good - not to mention gorgeous. This is perfect for a party! Pinning right now!

Liz

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

I could make a meal out of these beautiful bites! I love each ingredient alone, but they're even more scrumptious served together!!!