Make Berry Mozza Cheese Bites for your next summer dinner party. These tasty appetizers feature strawberries, blueberries, mozzarella cheese and basil on a bamboo skewer. Pair Berry Mozza Bites with your favorite summer cocktail.
Berry Mozza Cheese Bites
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Berry Mozza Cheese Bites for your next summer shindig.
The weather is getting warmer and it’s almost time for outdoor summer entertaining.
During the summer, I like to serve lighter dishes and drinks to my guests. I often opt for recipes with lots of fruits and veggies and refreshing drinks like chilled beer and wine or sparkling cider.
Today I’m sharing a recipe for Berry Mozza Cheese Bites. It’s a great light appetizer to serve at your parties this summer. Strawberries and blueberries are served with mozzarella cheese cubes and fresh basil leaves for a sweet take on traditional caprese salad.
I placed the berries, cheese and basil on bamboo skewers and served them with Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer; it’s an adult drink from Smirnoff, the world’s #1 selling vodka.
I picked up a variety pack of Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzers on a recent shopping trip. They are a tasty blend of crisp, refreshing taste and bubbly carbonation. There are only 90 calories per 12 oz* can and zero sugar. It’s an ideal drink for any occasion this summer.
*Average Analysis: Calories 90; Carbohydrates 1g; Protein 0g; Fat 0g.
Strawberries and blueberries are two of my favorite summer fruits. I grow them every year in my garden.
I have a section of my garden reserved for herbs and every year I grow an abundance of basil.
I wouldn’t normally think to combine fruit with basil leaves in a recipe, but the sweet flavor in the berries pairs well with the spiciness of the basil. Mozzarella cheese acts as a neutral flavor and ties it all together.
Berry Mozza Cheese Bite Recipe
Ingredients For Berry Mozza Bites:
1 4oz package of blueberries
1 16oz package of strawberries
1 4oz package of mozzarella cheese cut into small cubes
20 fresh basil leaves
Bamboo skewers or toothpicks
Directions for Berry Mozza Bites:
Wash fruit and remove the leaves of the strawberries and cut them in half lengthwise.
Pierce the fruit onto the skewer starting with the strawberries, then a basil leaf followed by a blueberry, piece of mozzarella, another basil leaf and an additional blueberry.
Place on a serving tray and keep chilled in the fridge until your guests arrive. S
What’s your go-to summer appetizer? Do you have any tips for entertaining as the weather gets warmer? Share in the comments!
Berry Mozza Cheese Bites
- 1 4oz package of blueberries
- 1 16oz package of strawberries
- 1 4oz package of mozzarella cheese cut into small cubes
- 20 fresh basil leaves
- Bamboo skewers or toothpicks
- Wash fruit and lay out to dry
- Cut strawberries in half
- Cut cheese into one inch pieces
- Wash basil and lay out to dry
- Pierce fruit onto skewer
- Add cheese and basil, then more fruit.