Tomato And Mozzarella Bites

Meri Raffetto

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One of my favorite salads is the classic Caprese Salad using the simple combination of fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. What I love about this salad is: it’s very easy to put together, takes little time and energy, the flavors work so well together and offers healthy nutrients, protein and fiber all in a delicious appetizer.

We took this simple salad to the next level by adding Pomegranate juice infusing a touch of sweetness to the vinegar.

I changed this recipe up a bit by using bite-sized cherry tomatoes and mini balls of mozzarella to skewer into individual servings. These little bites make it easy to entertain during the holiday rush. It’s a no fuss recipe that comes together easily. While I think the pomegranate step is definitely worth the extra effort, you can forgo all the cooking and just use a dash of Balsamic vinegar instead.

The red, white and green colors are also quite festive for the holiday season. If you planning a holiday party or simply expecting visitors to stop by, make up a batch of these festive Tomato and Mozzarella Bites.

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 15 mins



  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup pomegranate juice
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • salt to taste
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced ¼ inch thick and cut in fourths if using a large ball. Otherwise you can use 16 small mozzarella balls.
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. In a small saucepan, cook the vinegar and pomegranate juice over medium heat until it reduces by half, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, layer the sliced tomatoes on a serving platter and sprinkle each with salt. Layer a basil leaf over each tomato and top with mozzarella. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic pomegranate reduction over the tomato and mozzarella bites.
  3. Pierce each mozzarella bite with a toothpick and serve.


  • Meri Raffetto

    Meri Raffetto was the original founder of Real Living Nutrition. A triplet mom and author of the Glycemic Index Diet for Dummies and coauthor of the Glycemic Index Cookbook for Dummies, and Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies.