Bite-Size Caprese Salad

Happy Homicides 6: Cookin’ Up Crime is out now! I’m delighted to be included in this short story anthology with 14 other authors, in 15 clean, traditional mystery stories. It’s available for $.99 until November 5. Click here to buy your copy now.

My husband was gone for a golf weekend with the boys from Friday through Sunday. Yay! I had most of the weekend to catch up on laundry, do some cleaning, and most importantly, get some writing work done. I’m working on several projects, and sometimes it’s easier when the house is quiet.

He came back mid-afternoon on Sunday and I made these bite size appetizers to tide us over until dinner (Pot Roast in a Crock Pot – I’ll post that next week). We’d had a Caprese Salad a week or so ago, and I still had some mozzarella. Add some tomatoes I picked up Sunday morning at the grocery store, a few ingredients on hand, and presto!

Bite-Size Caprese Salad

Each toothpick holds one serving

Mozzarella, cut into 1/2″ chunks

Grape tomatoes

Basil leaves, torn to size

Balsamic glaze (I use Gia Russo brand, available from the grocery store in the vinegar aisle)

Extra-virgin olive oil

Himalayan sea salt

Arrange the mozzarella chunks on a plate. Top with a piece of basil leaf and tomatoe. Insert toothpick, and continue until you’ve made as many as you like.

Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over tomatoes; drizzle balsamic glaze over tomatoes. Sprinkle sea salt over tomatoes.

Eat and enjoy!