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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

If you want to get fancy, you can sugar the rim. You can also substitute or add in other berries. A sprig of mint can also jazz up this summer thirst quencher.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: One 16-ounce mason jar filled with ice

Calories: 125
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Fat: 0 g
Protein: 1 g

Prep Time: 10 minutes

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