Try out these Caprese salad bagel bites at your next gathering. Mini bagels are stacked with pesto, fresh mozzarella, and a slice of tomato, then baked, and finished off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
I recently told you about how I am working on bagel bite ideas for the cafe my friends are opening called Table Top Board Game Cafe (soon to be in West Cleveland, OH). Today I am sharing my second creation – Caprese Salad Bagel Bites. It may not be the most unheard of idea, but it certainly is delicious. I had to make them twice because I ate them too fast before ensuring I got a good photo.
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CAPRESE SALAD BAGEL BITES
Makes 6 bites
3 (3-inch) mini bagels, sliced in half
3 Tbsp basil pesto
6 slices fresh Mozzarella (about half a 8 oz. ball)
1 medium tomato, cut into 6 slices
Balsamic glaze, for garnish
Chopped fresh basil, for garnish
- Preheat toaster (or regular) oven to 400 degrees.
- Spread approximately 1/2 tablespoon of pesto onto the cut-side of each bagel half. Top with mozzarella and tomato.
- Place on a small baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes, or until cheese begins to melt.
- Transfer to a plate or serving tray. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and top with basil. Serve warm.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie