When I grew tomatoes, I ate caprese salads all the time. They were so simple, so easy to throw together, and so delicious. I was hooked. I’d often eat it as my entire meal.
One time, for a party, I decided to try making an hors devours version. So, I cut some fresh mozzarella into little pieces, put the pieces on toothpicks followed by a slice of basil, and a cherry tomato. Then I drizzled olive oil over them, sprinkled on some salt and pepper, and BAM! Classy and satisfying snack. They were a huge hit.
Fast forward a couple of years. I was in Costco recently, and saw some marinated fresh mozzarella balls. I thought they’d make a great shortcut for the same delicious hors devours. (If you can’t find marinated mozzarella, use the method above.)
Caprese Salad on a Stick
Marinated mozzarella balls (I used Fromaggio brand)
1. Cut mozzarella balls in half.
2. Load them on a toothpick, followed by tomatoes.
That’s it! Make way more than you think you need, ’cause everyone at your party will love them. I’m serious. It is almost embarrassing how little self control you may exercise in the presence of these things. And the bad part is that the toothpicks on your plate are the evidence of your lack of willpower. A tip: don’t leave your plate unattended, or your so-called “friends” will dump their toothpicks on your plate to save face.