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Try Our Garden Fresh Appetizer – Eating Healthy Is Easy!


With cherry tomatoes ripening in gardens all across Oregon, it’s the perfect time of year for Caprese Salad appetizers. Easy to make and full of the fresh flavors of summer, these delicious hors d’oeuvres will have you  clamoring for more!


  • 24 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 container fresh mozzarella pearls
  • ½ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic glaze


Prepare Ingredients

1.  Wash and halve cherry tomatoes; roughly chop fresh basil. 


2.  Halve tomatoes. Pierce the top of a tomato half with a toothpick. Pierce a piece of cheese; add piece of chopped basil. Slide another tomato half onto the toothpick.


3.  Arrange on a platter and lightly drizzle balsamic glaze atop salad sticks.


Recipe Tips

While a regular toothpick is workable, it’s a much nicer presentation to use longer 4” skewers that can be found in baking aisle of most grocery stores.  To make this recipe the best it can be, use garden fresh cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Use a combination of yellow and red tomatoes for extra color.   


Serves: Twelve (two salad sticks per person)

Details Per Serving
70 calories
5 grams
3 grams
3 grams

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Our thanks to Cooking Light for the inspiration.

See our video recipes for more healthy ideas or visit Samaritan Diabetes Services