Fresh mozzarella is a creamy, rich cheese you can use to make specialty appetizers for your next party.
You can make finger appetizers like fruit caprese skewers, crostini’s or bruschetta.
You can also make easy handheld appetizers like flatbreads with pesto or prosciutto and peach flavors.
Fresh Mozzarella and Watermelon Skewers
Fresh mozzarella and watermelon skewers have a citrusy honey lime drizzle on them.
Watermelon is made into balls using a melon baller. Onto each skewer, a piece of watermelon, and a piece of fresh mozzarella is alternated until the entire skewer is full.
Fresh lime juice is mixed with lime zest, salt, and honey for the coating on the skewers.
Drizzle the sauce on top of the skewers, and serve immediately.
Pesto flatbread is made by using pesto as the pizza sauce.
Slices of mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes are arranged over the flatbread and then it’s baked in the oven.
After the flatbread comes out of the oven, more fresh pesto is spooned onto the flatbread. This gives the flatbread more of a burst of pesto flavor for this savory appetizer.
Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil
Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick appetizer.
Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.
Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.
To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.
A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.
Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.
Peach Caprese Appetizer
Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.
In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.
On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.
Pepperoni Caprese Bites
Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.
To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.
Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.
Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.
Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.
Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.
Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.
Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Caprese Pesto Crostini
Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.
Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.
Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.
Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.
Simple Mozzarella Bruschetta
Simple mozzarella bruschetta is a tasty appetizer you can serve warm, right out of the oven.
Make your own crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing olive oil on to one side of the bread, and then broiling it in the oven for 2 minutes until it’s toasted.
Assemble the bruschetta by putting one slice of tomato, and one slice of mozzarella onto the crostini’s. Add a couple basil leaves to the bruschetta, and then broil in the oven until the cheese has started to melt.
Drizzle balsamic reduction over the bruschetta and enjoy!
Prosciutto Peach Skewer
Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto.
Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.