Have you ever had a tomato caprese salad before? I hadn't until recently and I absolutely fell in love! So did Ben, which was very odd since he doesn't even like tomatoes. (Imagine my surprise watching him eat a whole slice of tomato off of the salad at a restaurant!) Since that beautiful moment, I've been making these salads for Ben and I at hime.
The other day at snack time, though, I was really wanting to have some, yet didn't want to eat a whole salad for snack (because that would be weird). And so, I just made a few bite-sized pieces. It was perfect, easy, and satisfying!
Tomato Caprese Salad Bites
*Lettuce, chopped into 1-2" slices (can use any kind, but I used romaine)
*Tomatoes, thick sliced and cut into halves (try heirloom if they're in season)
*Whole milk mozzarella, sliced and chopped into bite-sized pieces
*Layer your "bites" with the lettuce on the bottom, topped with a cheese and tomato slice. Sprinkle crushed pepper all over the tops to taste.
*The easiest way to not over-do the oil and vinegar is to mix them together in a separate container or bowl. I would mix about a 1:3 or 1:4 ratio of oil:vinegar. Drizzle the mixture over the tops of your bites. You do not have to pre-mix the oil and vinegar, I just find it easier to control evenness of the two.