If you enjoy the delicious freshness of a Mediterranean Caprese salad, with fresh tomatoes, basil and cheese, you are going to love Caprese bites because it is the Caprese salad, on a stick!
Caprese Tomato Salad
Ah, the lovely salads we derive from Italy! Layers upon layers of tomatoes with fresh basil known to us a a Caprese salad.
Sometimes stacked in proper rows, tomato slices, Mozzarella slices, big fat basil leaves, and repeat and repeat. Makes for a lovely afternoon lunch with crusty Olive Bread.
But, a caprese salad is not what we are making. Nope. We are heading over to my neck of the woods, into Kabob country! Sticks!
Salad On A Stick!
Salad on a stick! Sometimes a little salad on a stick is all we are looking for. Favorite foods piled onto a stick.
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, however, are made with spinach and drunken goat cheese; deeply Mediterranean. The perfect solution for a salad without all the mess, and dressing swimming at the bottom of a bowl!
The world of kabobs (ie food on sticks), is so much more interesting, portable and fun to eat. Man, woman or child!
Making Caprese Bites On A Stick
Making these Caprese bites on a stick couldn’t be easier. We will be using cherry tomatoes, so they simply get cut in half.
Adding a little extra measure of healthy ingredients, we will stack fresh raw spinach leaves onto the sticks.
Instead of basil, we will be using fresh oregano leaves; a deeper aromatic flavor and they hold up longer after being picked. Basil turns brown fast.
A Drunken Goat cheese is the perfect texture and flavor for these Caprese bites. Feta is the goat cheese most known to these parts of the world, but it crumbles too easily, especially when slid onto a stick.
Once the ingredients are put onto the bamboo picks, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of coarse sea salt and they are ready to be placed onto a plate or platter.
- Cherry tomatoes
- Spinach leaves
- Drunken Goat Cheese
- Oregano leaves
- Bamboo picks
- Olive oil
- Coarse salt
- Bamboo picks
- Cutting board
- Chopping knife
- Serving platter
Caprese Bites – Salad On A StickCourse: Appetizers u0026amp; Tapas, Salads and VeggiesCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Cherry tomatoes slices, Drunken goat cheese, fresh spinach leaves and fresh oregano leaves piled onto bamboo picks for a Caprese salad on a stick.
Cherry tomatoes – 6, cut in half
Spinach leaves – 12
Drunken Goat Cheese, or feta – ¼ pound, cut into half-inch cubes
Fresh Oregano leaves – 12
Bamboo picks – 8
Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
- Place a bamboo picks through the cheese cubes first. (I chose this cheese because it is semi-soft and will not crumble when inserting a tooth-pick but mozzarella like feta will do).
- Next slide the halved tomato, then the spinach leaf, and place the tiny oregano leaf on top of the cheese.
- Drizzle a little olive oil, and sprinkle a little salt and they are ready!