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The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

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Whew! This weekend was a HOT one! You can definitely tell it's summer now. Summer is the best time to enjoy tomatoes and basil and the absolute best time to enjoy some Mozzarella Cheese. My absolute favorite snack during the summer is to cut up some mozzarella cheese slices with tomatoes and basil and drizzle some balsamic vinaigrette on top. So refreshing and so so yummy! 

Well, this time I decided to take it a step further and pile a Caprese salad on top of a buttery garlic piece of toast. Mainly because I was craving some melted mozzarella cheese, do you get what I mean?

Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

This recipe is really easy and is sure to impress any guests for an appetizer, should you have a summer get-together. The Stella Mozzarella cheese, in particular, is soft with a delicate texture and pairs perfectly with a crisp wine. It is absolutely perfect for a summer night out on the patio. 

Learn more about Stella cheeses! 


Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

1) Slice your Stella Mozzarella Cheese block into 1/2 inch pieces. Also, slice up one ripe tomato. 

Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

2) Cut up some Italian Bread slices and brush a mixture of butter and garlic on top of each slice. Place in the oven at 350 degrees for about 6-8 minutes. 

Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

3) Cover the sliced tomato slices in balsamic vinaigrette. Let the vinaigrette soak into the tomato slices for a minute. 


Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

4) After the bread is toasted, place the mozzarella slices on top and place in the oven for about 3 more minutes. At the same time, place the tomatoes into the oven as well to roast them for just a few minutes. 

Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast

5) Take out the bread slices and the tomatoes. Place the roasted tomatoes on top of the bread slices and top each with sliced basil leaves. Enjoy!! 

Jadoregrace.com // The Perfect Summer Appetizer - Caprese on Toast



Caprese on Toast

Ingredients:
  • Stella Mozzarella Cheese 
  • Sliced Italian Bread 
  • One Ripe Tomato 
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette 
  • Fresh Basil Leaves 
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced 
Recipe:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your ingredients: Slice up your Italian bread, slice the Mozzarella in 1/2 inch increments, slice the ripe tomato. 
  2. Melt your butter in a bowl for 15 seconds and then combine with your minced garlic. 
  3. Brush your butter mixture on top of your bread slices. Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes until toasted to your preference. While the bread is toasting, soak your tomato slices in balsamic vinaigrette.
  4. After the bread is toasted, take it out and place your mozzarella slices on top. Put back into the oven for 2 minutes. Also, place the tomatoes soaked in balsamic vinaigrette into the oven for two minutes. 
  5. Take out the bread slices, the mozzarella should be melted by now. Place the tomato slices on top and then top with sliced basil leaves and enjoy!! 




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15 comments

  1. Back when I could eat cheese and gluten, this was one of my favourite things to eat!! so tasty!!

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  2. This appetizer looks so delicious, Grace! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I've got a patio party planned for later this month and have been looking for appetizer ideas - score!!! Happy 4th!

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  3. Oh yummy! This is the perfect afternoon snack :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  4. This looks so delicious! Perfect summertime snack/ appetizer!

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  5. hahaha i won't eat that because i'm not a big fan of that cheese but even to me it still looks good!

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  6. Ooh this looks delicious! I LOVE mozzarella cheese!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  7. Count me in for anything with cheese!! The best snack ever, right?

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  8. Those look great! I don't even need anything other than the cheese and bread. Yum!

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  9. One of my favorite snacks! I love baking it for a bit in the oven too - so easy and delicious!

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  10. Love caprese! We make it all the time.

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  11. Caprese might just be my favorite thing ever! This looks so good, I'm hungry! Haha!

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  12. Yummy! So delicious and so easy, great for summertime!

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  13. This looks so good! I'd love to try making it soon.

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  14. This looks delicious! I want to make this for ladies night.

    Carly | www.beautyandthebeach.online

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  15. Oh my gosh this cheese looks like it melts perfectly! I'll have to grab some next time I'm in the mood for caprese!

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