Super-Fast Caprese Canapes - recipe is an easy way to use up succulent, late-summer tomatoes
Peggy Lampman | Contributor
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Beach fires dwindle, the days grow shorter, and we understand the end of summer is upon us.
But beautiful days are here at last. And as the days grow short, I spend as much time savoring the waning sun as possible, avoiding the kitchen with easy recipes. I've blogged quite a bit (as has every food blogger on the planet) about the glories of caprese salads and appetizers highlighting the tomato at this time of the year. But I've found them difficult to serve as an appetizer to guests, so in just a few minutes, I made these two-bite canapés as a pre-dinner treat.
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Yield: 12 canapés
Time: 20 minutes
1 tablespoon good balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon finely minced garlic
6 thin, juicy tomato slices, halved
6 thin slices egg-shaped fresh mozzarella, halved
12 small basil leaves
12 thin baguette slices
1. Whisk vinegar, oil and garlic together. Reserve.
2. Arrange canapés of tomato and mozzarella slices with basil leaves on baguette slices. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.
Peggy Lampman is a real-time food writer and photographer posting daily feeds on her website and in the Food & Grocery section of Annarbor.com. You may also e-mail her at email@example.com.