Pesto Caprese Bites with Balsamic Reduction

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. My day involved a 9-hr work day and a hot date at the gym. Except my hot date, aka spin class, got cancelled at the last minute.

Yeah, I sure know how to party it up.

But hey, there’s nothing wrong coming home to these caprese bites either.

The kind folks over at Wasa sent me some of their crispbreads to try out. There are several crispbread varieties, from whole grain to light rye, packed with hearty health ingredients and all-natural grains. They’re low in fat and make the perfect complement to any dish or snack.

I decided to serve these crackers as an appetizer, slathered on with homemade pesto, smoked mozzarella, sliced Roma tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and a balsamic reduction. With the blend of all the fun flavors and textures, your guests won’t even detect that you just served them something healthy. And it looks oh-so-fancy but it really takes just 5-10 minutes to whip up.

So there you have it – a healthy appetizer that’s a cinch to whip up but looks deceptively hard to make. You’ll be sure to impress your guests!

And just to make your Friday even better, Wasa is also giving 1 lucky Easy recipes reader a $25 Visa gift card and two boxes of Wasa Crispbread so you can also try some of your own recipes. Just be sure to enter through the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 8 pieces Wasa Multi Grain Crispbread, may substitute other Wasa varieties
  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • 8 ounces smoked mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup basil leaves
  • To make the balsamic reduction, add balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil until thick and reduced, about 4-5 minutes.
  • To assemble the bites, generously spread 1 tablespoon pesto on each Wasa Crispbread. Top with 2 slices mozzarella, 2 slices tomatoes and basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Wasa. All opinions expressed are my own.