July 12, 2017

Mini Caprese Salad Bites

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(Msg 4 21+) It is summer here in North Texas and sometimes it can be down right miserable with the summer sun and Texas heat. That is why I absolutely love when the sun starts to set and the evening breeze blows in. It means I can head outside and relax on the patio with my loved ones and just enjoy the rest of the day. I will turn on our blue tooth speaker to enjoy some music, grab a few wine glasses and a bottle of Notable's Oaky & Buttery Chardonnay or Notable's Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay. Plus, I love throwing together these mini caprese salad bites to enjoy on a hot summer night.  

The mini caprese salad bites are so simple and easy to throw together for a perfect summer treat. I used my backyard garden for the fresh basil and tomatoes and added in the mozzerella to create this twist to a classic salad that I cannot get enough of. Plus, when paired with Notable's Oaky & Buttery Chardonnay or Notable's Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay. it makes for a fantastic summer evening on the patio. 


  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fresh Mozzerella Cheese bites
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Olive Oile
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Wood Skewers/Cocktail Forks
How to Make:

1. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together. I didn't measure, just poured a few tablespoons, enough to cover the tomatoes.

2. Toss the tomatoes in the oil mix until completely covered. Set aside.

3. Grab a handful of fresh basil. I just grabbed some from our backyard garden, but grocery store basil works great too.

4. Using your skewers or wood forks, slide a mozzerella cheese bite on to the skewer, then follow with a single basil leaf. Finish with a round cherry tomato. Tip: Once tomato is attached to skewer, hold top of skewer, flip to side, and gently slice the bottom of the tomato so the bottom is flat.

5. Place each skewer bite onto a plate and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and serve with a refreshing glass of Notable's Oaky & Buttery Chardonnay or Notable's Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay.

DIY Wood Serving Tray

Create a simple DIY wood tray to serve your mini caprese salad bites by grabbing a piece of wood. I used a thick 2in x 18in piece of wood that I had laying around. I stained with my favorite wood stain and let dry at least 24 hours. I opted to not attach handles to the top sides of the wood to give it a sleeker look for the table. To finish out the tray, simply add some sticky felt rounds to the bottom to protect your surfaces. I sealed my wood with a waterproof sealant to protect from liquid stains and food.

How simple is that! This makes a wonderful addition to your table, brunch, party, or get together. I made my tray with items I already had on hand but can be easily made with just a few simple items available at any hardware store.

Notable is the 1st wine that highlights the flavor profiles on the front of the bottle, helping make the wine aisle a less confusing place. Wines vary in style, region, and taste, yet most labels don’t define the delightful flavor you’re about to sip. So when a wine showcases its taste prominently on the front label, it can lead you to the wine you wantAll you have to do is follow the flavor notes!

So, what are you waiting for? Head outside tonight so you too can relax and enjoy your summer evenings with a glass of Notable's Oaky & Buttery Chardonnay or Notable's Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay and these delicious mini caprese salad bites.


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