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 Tabletop Board Game Cafe (in West Cleveland – Ohio City, 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.
The balsamic reduction is key.
Fast forward several years and while these babies are no longer on their menu, they are still in business and celebrated their 7th birthday in June of 2022! So here’s my belated birthday celebration in their honor by updating this post, because they are still delicious.
And 2014 me clearly didn’t know what a good photo looked like – ha!
Post updated 10/20/2022, photo above is the original.
One year ago: Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes
- 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. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve warm.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie