New Year’s Eve Recipe Countdown!
Get the party started with a healthy no-bake appetizer!
By: Jodie Shield, RDN
Need a tasty, easy hors d’oeuvre to serve at your New Year’s Eve bash? My go-to recipe is Italian lollipops. It’s the ultimate finger food A.K.A. Caprese Bites and it’s always a hit. Simply thread fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine) and cherry tomatoes on wooden toothpicks or skewers; drizzle with olive oil, and let the nibbling begin. When I’m in a hurry, I buy marinated mozzarella balls and skip the olive oil. This recipe is for a bite, but you can repeat the layers and make a kebob like the photo. Some of my other favorite light bites are Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, – both on my app Time to Eat Healthy.
Prep Time = 15 minutes
Cooking Time = 0 minutes
- 1 pint cherry, tomatoes
- 16 fresh basil leaves
- 16 fresh mozzarella balls
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt, optional
- black pepper, optional
- Wash and dry tomatoes and bail leaves.
- Fold basil leaf around cherry tomato, then spear on a 4-inch-long skewer or toothpick. Add a mozzarella ball.
- Drizzle caprese bites with olive oil; add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutritional Information per Serving: 131 calories, 7 grams protein, 1 gram carbohydrate, 11grams fat, 6 grams saturated fat, 35 milligrams cholesterol, 0 grams fiber, 26 milligrams sodium