Caprese Tomato Bites

A classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in these bite-size appetizers. The juicy explosion you get when you pop one into your mouth is the genuine taste of springtime.

Yield

3 1/2 dozen (14 servings)

Ingredients

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
6 fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

Scoop out and discard pulp of cherry tomatoes. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.

In a food processor, combine the cream, mozzarella cheese, basil and garlic; cover and process until blended.

Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Fill with cheese mixture.

Turn tomato halves over; drizzle with vinegar. Pipe cheese mixture into tomatoes. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutritional Information

3 appetizers equals 63 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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