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Simple Summer Appetizer: Caprese Bites with Pesto Dip

By laurasrecipes |


Need to make a quick appetizer that takes advantage of the best seasonal flavors? Try these little Caprese Bites with a pesto dipping sauce instead of the traditional basil leaf. They are fun and easy to make and will be devoured by your guests. Or whip up a leafy green salad and enjoy them for dinner with a glass of white wine! Sometimes the simplest dishes have the best flavors.

Here is the quick recipe for making these cute and colorful little bites:


  • 1 container organic cherry tomatoes (I like the multi-colored variety) – cut in half
  • 1 container of ciliegine mozzarella balls – cut in half
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store-bought pesto
  • Fancy toothpicks


To assemble take one half of a cherry tomato and one half of a mozzarella ball and put together with a toothpick so they form a complete circle. It’s best if you push the toothpick through the mozzarella side. Spoon some pesto on to a plate and arrange the Caprese bites on top of the pesto… or serve the pesto in a bowl for dipping.



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About laurasrecipes



Laura Levy is the owner of the marketing and PR/media company Gourmet Media Group. She is the food writer behind the popular website Laura', and was previously a contributor to Babble's Food channel. She resides in Colorado with her family.

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