Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lady Bug Caprese Bites

This recipe is the simplest one I've ever posted. In fast, I feel kind of bad calling it a recipe as it's really just slicing and assembly. 

I saw these a few weeks ago at D's cousin's baby shower…. they were so pretty and so yummy and I knew that I would be recreating them sometime soon! And that I did… for an Easter brunch I went to…. where everyone also loved them!


Fresh mozarella cheese
Grape tomatoes (or any small tomatoes)
Olives (pitted preferably)
Basil Leaves
Balsamic Cream/Glaze

(since this recipe is so simple, I used the best fresh items I could find since the tastes really come through) 


Cut cheese into thin slices. (the better quality cheese do spring some water though)

And tomatoes in half with tiny slits on each half (about 1/2 inch)

And olives in quarters

Tear basil leaves (if you need to) to fit the tops of the cheese slices. (D's cousin made a home-made pesto and used it instead of the basil leaves and that was so delicious)

Assemble: cheese, basil, tomato and then olives

Place drops of balsamic on each to mimic a lady bug. You can use a medicine dropper if you're a perfectionist-- I'm not- hahaha!

And there you have it. So simple but so cute to take to a party! They are the perfect dish for a shower, picnic or brunch! 


Linking up with 
 Kate and Emily for Tasty Tuesday
 Kristen for Handmade TuesdaySusan for Love From the Kitchen
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  1. This is ridiculously cute and clever! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea!

  2. Such a cute idea for one of my favorite apps :-D

  3. Oh my gosh these are so cute! I love that you added olives - I love them! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  4. Oh my goodness those are the cutest ever! #nailedit

  5. I love caprese and these little lady bugs are soooo dang cute!

  6. I love Caprese salads especially in the summer. So light but full of flavor.

  7. Yum! This looks delish and would be perfect this summer. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love it! Such a sweet idea for a shower.

  9. These are SO cute and would make a great appetizer at a summer party! :)

  10. This is adorable! It almost makes me want to eat an olive. Almost ;)

  11. Back to explore your sweet blog a bit more! :) These are super cute!! Nicely done! ;)


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