Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious!

These caprese salad bites are colorful, packed with flavor, and perfect to serve indoors or outdoors as an appetizer. They also pack and travel well, making them easy to bring to parties when you’re asked to bring an appetizer. They’re light and not too filling. Toss the guild and indulge in a bite!

Caprese Salad Bites
Makes 12 skewers

8 ounces fresh small mozzarella balls
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
12 cherry tomatoes
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
12 fresh basil leaves
¼ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup balsamic vinegar

In a small bowl, toss together mozzarella balls, olive oil, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt. Set aside.

On small wooden or plastic appetizer skewers, layer a marinated mozzarella ball, a basil leaf, and a cherry tomato. Place on your serving platter.

Balsamic glaze: In a small saucepan or skillet, bring the balsamic vinegar to a low simmer. Let the vinegar thicken until syrupy, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. It should thicken even further as it cools.

Drizzle skewers with balsamic glaze and serve. You can also serve the glaze in a small bowl with a dessert spoon and let our guests drizzle the amount of glaze they desire.

Per serving: 91 Calories; 7g Fat (66.9%) calories from fat); 3g Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 82mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); ½ Lean Meat; ½ Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.

Recipe is low calorie, diabetic friendly and gluten free.
Recipe courtesy of LowFatLifestyle.come. Visit them for more free recipes and healthy-cooking tips.