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Tomato Basil Caprese Bites
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8 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 45MINS

Tomato Basil Caprese Bites

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The party appetizer you’ve been waiting for! By combining cottage cheese with a little bit of mozzarella and cream cheese, then drizzling with a surprisingly easy homemade balsamic reduction, you get this decadent yet healthy take on the old-school Italian classic.
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The party appetizer you’ve been waiting for! By combining cottage cheese with a little bit of mozzarella and cream cheese, then drizzling with a surprisingly easy homemade balsamic reduction, you get this decadent yet healthy take on the old-school Italian classic.
45MINS
Total Time
$1.32
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
12
US / Metric
Cottage Cheese
1 cup
Cottage Cheese
mashed with a fork to break down the curds
Cream Cheese
2 Tbsp
Philadelphia Original Soft Cheese, softened
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
3/4 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Salt
1/8 tsp
Fresh Basil
1/4 cup
Finely Chopped Fresh Basil
add more to taste
Cherry Tomato
12 cups
Cherry Tomatoes
60-70 total
Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup
Balsamic Vinegar
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
94
Fat
2.2 g
Protein
5.6 g
Carbs
12.0 g
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step 1
In a medium bowl, mix together the Cottage Cheese (1 cup), Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (1/3 cup), Philadelphia Original Soft Cheese (2 Tbsp), Freshly Ground Black Pepper (3/4 tsp), and Salt (1/8 tsp).
step 2
Stir in the Fresh Basil (2 Tbsp) until well combined. Let the mixture sit to allow flavors to combine while preparing the tomatoes.
step 3
Slice a very thin sliver off the bottom of each Cherry Tomatoes (12 cups) so they will sit flat. Slice a thin piece off of the top of each tomato, exposing the seeds inside.
step 4
Carefully scoop out the tomato pulp and seeds using a small spoon. Discard.
step 5
Spoon the cheese filling evenly into each prepared cherry tomato (you can also use a piping bag).
step 6
In a large stainless steel skillet, heat the Balsamic Vinegar (1 cup) over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened to a runny, syrup-like consistency. Don’t stop stirring until you remove it from the heat, as it can burn easily.
step 7
Serve the filled tomatoes on a platter drizzled with the balsamic reduction. Garnish with remaining Fresh Basil (2 Tbsp).
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Appetizers
Gluten-Free
Keto
Low-Carb
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Italian
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