These caprese bites are an incredibly easy-to-make appetizer great for any event. They are low in calories, sodium, and fat. The basil pesto sauce ties all the flavors together. For those who enjoy spicy foods, you can use your favorite peppers when cooking the sauce.

This healthy appetizer can be made ahead of time, then kept in an air tight container until it is time to place on a platter. It is up to you whether you want to drizzle the pesto sauce on top or serve it on the side. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 30m


  • 22 Mini Mozzarella Balls
  • 6 Basil leaves, chopped fine
  • 22 Small Cherry Tomatoes
  • 22 Slices of Pepperoni
  • 22 Basil Leaves
  • 22 Toothpicks

Basil Pesto Sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic Powder
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled


  1. Thread the mozzarella ball then fold the pepperoni in half and half again and thread onto the toothpick. Next add the basil leaf then the tomato. You can rearrange it however you like.
  2. Basil Pesto sauce: Put all ingredients into a food processor until smooth. Enjoy!