An easy way to add Italian flair to your next shindig is with vibrant red, white and green food. Transform classic caprese salad — aka layers of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil — into bite-sized Caprese Salad Skewers (pictured above), sliders, fruit-and-cheese plum caprese and more.
Check out five more of our favorite inventive versions of caprese below.
Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos’ simple update uses creamy Burrata cheese and multicolored heirloom tomatoes.
Tiffani Thiessen takes the Burrata Caprese a step further with champagne-balsamic vinaigrette and fresh mint.
Grill up tiny burgers and top them with sun-dried tomatoes, melted mozzarella and basil for an easy appetizer or light dinner.
Fill up on farro, a hearty grain, with an added punch of briny flavor from Kalamata olives.
Kelsey Nixon’s gooey, cheesy calzones are stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, tomatoes and basil — plus a tangy balsamic glaze.
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