Easy but Impressive Caprese Stackers

It is so easy to make a nice appetizer for friends! One of my favorite options is caprese stackers. It is so simple I am almost embarrassed to make it its own post! But sometimes the simplest foods are the tastiest.

I make my pesto in big batches and then freeze it in old school ice cube trays so I can use a little at a time. I defrosted 2 cubes worth for this.



defrosted homemade pesto*
2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
2 large mozzarella balls, sliced

Since the focus is on the ingredients themselves and they won’t be masked by anything, you want to be sure to get the highest quality tomatoes and mozzarella you can find. Simply stack the mozzarella and tomato slices, putting a thin layer of pesto between each layer, and enjoy!

*If you don’t have homemade pesto, feel free to use some kosher salt and a drizzle of fine olive oil!


Ipod Question:

I ran outside for the first time since last October. It was chilly but boy was it rewarding! Anyway, my ipod conked out after 1 mile, like it always does in the cold. Does that happen to anyone else? Any tips on making it work in the outside cold?

and randomness… I am so excited for this weekend! Taking PB snowboarding for the first time!!! That was his Valentine’s surprise! His friend’s wife and I are taking the boys away to the mountains for the weekend! I can’t wait!!!! The ski crew is arriving late tomorrow night from Philly to crash at my house before our early drive up on Friday. What should I make for them as a healthy, filling late night snack? Send me links to recipes or even post recipes in the comments! I want to be testing more!!!!!

This will be me in 2 days!!! (in the same ski jacket I’ve had since 2000!)




16 responses to “Easy but Impressive Caprese Stackers

  1. Beautiful! I agree- simplest recipes are often the best! Love that you freeze your pesto in ice cube trays- very clever! Have so much fun this weekend. yayy for 5 months!

  2. That looks yummy and the plate is awesome! :o)

    PS: Your picture is super cute too – have fun boarding!

  3. i would say to get a holder for the ipod and then stick it someplace under your jacket or something. mine used to do the same thing, it would freeze because i left it in the car overnight, i would have to thaw it out with my hairdryer.. lol

    also.. check out this blog: http://botsandbobs.blogspot.com/ Alisa is a sweetie pie from the Boston area, I emailed her and told her you might be doing another Boston meet-up.. she would love to come too!! : )

  4. LOVE caprese! Hmm maybe for the ipod you could get one of those arm bands and wear it under your layers so it stays warm?

  5. My ipod’s never frozen when I’ve run with it in the freezing cold – but probably because I always keep it tucked very close to my body which keeps is warm.

    Love the colors in your caprese stacks!

  6. those look delicious and you look gorgeous! like a ski jacket model.

  7. gina (fitnessista)

    i’ve made those caprese stacks before– minus the pesto. they were an excellent party appetizer!

  8. Yum, I love Caprese! I need to find someone to make those for, my husband HATES tomatoes (he is clearly from another planet!)

    Hooray for your wedding being so soon!

    Oh! I made your Yogurt Breaded Chicken on monday night, it was a hit in my house!

  9. Love the Caprese! It looks nice and easy, just how I like it!!

  10. Allison K- happy you liked it!

  11. Hi!

    I found you site thanks to Amy at What Do I Eat Now, and I just had to comment about the iPod issue!

    They do tend to freeze up in the cold, so if you’re running and you have one of those arm band things, maybe strap it on inside of your shirt/sweatshirt/whatever so that it’s closer to your body? It might help keep it warm!

    Caprese is one of my favorite things to make as well. Yours look great!

  12. Cut pic in the snow! Love the caprese!

  13. My ipod has never done that before. Strange!

    I loooove pesto!! That appetizer looks SO good!!

    Cute pic in the snow!

    5 MONTHS!! 🙂

    We must be getting married just a couple weeks apart. Hubby to be and I are getting married on August 14th.

    Thanks for your recent support on my blog about my weight loss.. you are so sweet!

  14. Gorgeous, caprese is amazing. Simplicity is sometimes the most beautiful presentation (and tastiest!) of all.

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