Monday, 27 August 2012

Caprese Salad Bites

My Ed Sheeran tickets arrived the other day!

Which is awesome. Especially because there's not a lot of other concerts to go to here in Brisbane. I miss Coldplay in November because I have to go home for my brother's graduation. Maroon 5 is not coming to Brisbane (suuure guys, two cities is a 'national tour'). The Fray is coming to Brisbane but only to play before Kelly Clarkson and I'm not paying a lot of money to see them for only a few minutes. 

Though I'll probably go see Matchbox 20 with my Mum in October. They're her absolute favourite band, so she's going to fly down to see them. I quite like them so it should be a pretty good concert.

And I'll be praying the Goo Goo Dolls come next year. For some reason.

I don't have much to say today. I don't have the time - my roommates are desperately waiting for me to finish using my computer so we can use it to watch the last season of Doctor Who before the new one comes back this weekend.

As for these salad bites, they are very easy to make. They are no mess, no fuss, no trouble. It does not take a lot of effort, it does not take a lot of time. They are light and delicious. They make a beautiful, simple entree or canape, or a light lunch. Or a delicious, small snack. I make these frequently - there is no reason not too - relatively healthy, super easy and perfectly delicious.

Level of Difficulty: Pretty much the easiest thing you will ever have to do.
Average Cost: $ - depends on the cost of mozzarella I suppose.
Menu Options: Well as I say below, you can change the mozzarella cheese for bocconcini cheese (which as we all know, is mozzarella anyway). I just used mozzarella because it’s cheaper and more available. But this isn’t really an interchangeable recipe – it doesn’t require a lot.

Makes 8 bites.

What you need:
-          2 four-square Salada biscuits (so when they are torn up there are 8 squares). You can use any kind of savoury biscuit which you put salad on. I don’t know if Saladas are sold worldwide, but essentially they are savoury crackers. I also use the 'light Saladas'.
-          1-2 tomatoes, depending on size
-          8 slices mozzarella or 8 bocconcini balls
-          4 large basil leaves, halved
-          1 tbsp olive oil
-          ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar

What to do:

Tear the Saladas up into 8 squares. Each Salada is about as big as one or two bites.

Cut the tomato up into 8 slices; each slice should be relatively thick. Place a slice of tomato on each Salada.

Cut the mozzarella into 8 thick slices and put (or place 8 bocconcini balls) on the tomato slices.

Tear the four large basil leaves in half and place on top of the cheese.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and whisk until combined. Evenly pour the oil mixture over the 8 Salada slices.

Serve straightaway. 

P.S. The US Open starts tomorrow/today. Go Murray. And Djokovic. And I suppose any Australians there.


  1. Oh my gosh I am 100% making these for my mom... caprese is her favorite thing ever! Oh and I like it myself so this works out nicely :) Jealous of so many concerts to look forward to, I haven't been to one in about errr 5 years?! Eeek.

    1. Haha I am so bad at going out, so I'm glad at least I have a reason to haha. And I loooveeee caprese salad too! Best salad ever.

  2. oh my gosh so good, really like this!

  3. Simple and delicious. . .a perfect summer snack/meal!