Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Great Summer Appetizer

Caprese Bites

  • 1/3 cup(s) of Bertolli Olive Oil
  • 4 Plum Tomatoes sliced
  • 3 cloves Fresh Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • Loaves of 2 inch diameter bread sliced in ¼ inch slice
  • 24 Large Fresh Basil leaves
  • ½ lb. Mozzarella cheese 
  1. In a large mixing bowl mix together garlic, seasoned salt, black pepper and Bertlli olive oil.
  2. Gently mix in tomatoes. 
  3. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Slice bread on a diagonal about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Remove tomatoes from olive oil mixture and set aside.
  6. Brush tops of bread slices with Bertolli olive oil mixture.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in oven for about 5 minutes.  Until just toasted. 
  8. Place a large leaf of Basil on each slice of bread and top with a slice of tomato.
  9. Scoop mozzarella cheese with a tablespoon size measuring spoon and top tomato slice with mozzarella cheese. 

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