Southwestern Caprese Bites

Caprese gets a Southwestern makeover! Roasted red bell peppers, spices, and an option to add bacon will give you a whole new caprese experience. This appetizer is guaranteed to be a favorite!

Cooking time:15 minutes

Serves :20

Calories: 63kcal


  • 20 fresh mini mozzarella balls bocconcini
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 20 leaves fresh basil
  • 6 ounces roasted red bell peppers chopped into 20 pieces
  • 20 yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 4 strips cooked bacon cut into 20 pieces (optional)
  • 20 toothpicks
  1. Drain the mozzarella balls of liquid and transfer to a small mixing bowl. Pour olive oil over mozzarella and season with red pepper flakes, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Stir to coat.
  2. Assemble the bites by using a toothpick to skewer a tomato, basil leaf, roasted red bell pepper, bacon (optional), and a mozzarella ball.

Southwestern Caprese Bites

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Southwestern Caprese Bites