CAPRESE BITES

Salad on a stick! Sometimes a little salad on a stick is all we are looking for. Easy to pack in lunches. Perfect for a Tapas spread, picnic food, or an appetizer set out for game day when you want your loved-ones, or guests to have a little something healthy. These Caprese Bites, are a take on the traditional Italian Caprese Salad, which is usually mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes. These are made with spinach and drunken goat cheese and are the perfect solution for a salad without all the mess, and dressing swimming at the bottom of a bowl!

Ingredients

Serves 1 or 2

  • Cherry tomatoes – 4 to 6, cut in half
  • Spinach leaves – 8 to 12
  • Drunken Goat Cheese, or your favorite – ¼ pound or less, cut into half-inch cubes
  • Fresh Oregano leaves – 8 to 12
  • Toothpicks – 8 to 12
  • Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

 

Preparation

Place a toothpick through the cheese cubes first. (I chose this cheese because is it semi-soft and will not crumble when inserting a tooth-pick but mozzarella is good too). Next slide the halved tomato, then the spinach leaf, and place the tiny oregano leaf on top of the cheese. Place these lovelies on a plate, and drizzle a little olive oil, and sprinkle a little salt and they are ready!

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