Do you have a favorite appetizer recipe that you absolutely love? I have several, but my favorite one in the summer is for these Caprese Bites. It’s like eating a Caprese salad on a stick!
They are so delicious! It’s such a light and healthy appetizer idea and there’s only 5 ingredients. It’s a perfect appetizer or snack on a hot day. They are super quick and easy to make and inexpensive, too. In fact, these Caprese bites are so easy to make that Lila makes them for me!
Weight Watchers Friendly Caprese Bites
Not only are they healthy and delicious, they are also Weight Watchers friendly! I started Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago, so I’ve been playing with several of my favorite recipes to make them Weight Watchers friendly so that I can continue to enjoy them.
Here’s the good news: You can have ELEVEN Caprese Bites and it’s only 3 Weight Watchers points! If you leave off the balsamic vinegar, it’s only 2 points!
- 3.75 inch toothpicks
- 1 package of cherry or grape tomatoes, washed and dried
- 8 ounces of fresh Mozzarella pearls
- Fresh basil leaves
- Cracked pepper
- 2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
- Skewer 1 tomato, 1 basil leave (fold in half if the leaves are large), and 1 Mozzarella pearl.
- Place finished toothpicks on a plate or on a serving dish. Sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
- Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top of the toothpicks.
NOTE: I use extra long toothpicks (3.75 inches) so that you have room to hold on to it easily. You can use longer sticks or skewers, but I like just using toothpicks because you can pop the whole bite into your mouth without having to touch the food or stab the back of your throat with the stick!
Looking for more appetizer ideas? You’ll find them here and on one of my favorite Pinterest boards!
And if you’re looking for healthy food and meal ideas, you can get them here and on Pinterest!