Caprese Appetizer For Holi-Day or Any-Day

NOTE:  It was bound to happen!  After posting seven days a week since Halloween, I am not able to publish a new post today (Thursday.) So enjoy yesterday’s post for another  day and I’ll see you tomorrow!


Will you be hosting get-togethers before the big day?  Christmas Eve celebration?

Christmas Day dinner?

If so, I have a delicious appetizer for you that is also festive in color.

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I love anything Caprese style.  Salad, sandwich, main dishes…you name it. 

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Start out with plump cherry tomatoes and…


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…hollow them out.  I like to use my little pumpkin carver and a mini mellon baller.

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Using FRESH mozzarella…

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…cut small cubes and place them inside along with a piece of fresh basil leaf.

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Prepare your plate by drizzling a little olive oil on the bottom and then go ahead and place the tomatoes on your plate.

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The next step is to make a balsamic vinegar reduction.

You will want to bring four cups to a boil in a skillet until it is the consistency of a thin syrup. 

Remove from heat and drizzle over your tomatoes.  The syrup will get a little thicker as it cools.  

Note: four cups will reduce to about 1/2 cup so if you need more, adjust the amount accordingly.

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Be inspired,

Linking to:

Cowgirl Up! at Crafty Texas Girls
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Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
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From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
 Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch   
My Repurposed Life
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Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
house of hepworths 
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Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Tater Tots and Jello
stuff and nonsense


Funky Junk Interiors
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Sisters of the Wild West – Sister Sunday Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Things
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  1. New fan here…………..found you through Fox Hollow on FB. Caprese salad is my favorite thing……….yes I am Italian! But I have never seen or thought of trying it this way………..thanks so much for sharing!

    Buon Natale………………..Happy Holidays

    Lucky 7 Design

  2. What a great appetizer!!!! I love the mini version of the classic salad, it looks fabulous!!!! Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely be trying this out! Merry Christmas!