This past weekend, I cam up with a new fave appetizer–caprese sandwich bites. These are easy, quick, and so adorable. Plus, they’re vegetarian and kid-friendly. Oh, and did I mention they go great with a margarita? Here’s what I did:
1.) Trim the crusts off a good loaf of sliced French bread, and cut the centers into 1-inch x 1-inch squares. Have a lot of trimmings? No worries. Just put them in ziplock bag and stash them in the freezer. They’ll be ready and waiting for you the next time you need homemade breadcrumbs. No need to defrost; a quick blitz in the food processor, and they’re ready to go!
2.) Brush bread squares with melted, salted butter and place in one layer on a cookie sheet. Toast under the broiler but be careful! These can turn from golden to burnt in seconds, so don’t take your eyes off them.
2.) Slice good tomatoes and fresh mozzarella into 1-inch x 1-inch pieces and sprinkle with salt. Place one slice of mozzarella, one slice of tomato, and a basil leaf on top of half of the squares. Drizzle the open-faced sandwiches with olive oil.
3.) Then top each sandwich with the remaining toasted-bread squares. Stick a toothpick in each sandwich to hold it together, and you’re good to go!
These were so popular with my sister’s family this past weekend. Share them with your loved ones before the summer tomatoes are gone for good!