I mean, could this get any more Christmasy?
I love caprese salad (who doesn't?) so this is the perfect easy and refreshing hors d'oeurve. If Santa wore a bow tie I'm pretty sure it'd look like this. My mother in law wanted something bright and refreshing so she spotted this and added it to the appetizer list for her annual Christmas party. Yum.
All you need is the following:
Fresh Baby Mozzarella
Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
Long Toothpicks/Mini Skewers
Leaf Lettuce (optional garnish)
Balsamic Glaze (optional - not pictured)
Since we put this together earlier in the day, I didn't photograph the last minute balsamic glaze I made right before serving. So this is what you're supposed to do. You are supposed to simmer balsamic vinegar (about 2-3 Cups) on low for 2-3 hours to reduce until it's nice and thick. I realized about 20 minutes before everyone arrived that I forgot to do this so I just added about 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar and kicked the heat up to medium high and let it bubble and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. This was NOT ideal, but if you're in a time crunch, this works just fine.
What were some of your festive dishes this year? Stay hungry!