Caprese with fresh tomato, mozzarella and pine nuts

Sleezy Capreezy (Pesto Toast with fresh Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil, Pine nuts, and Balsamic glaze

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ingredients for caprese - tomatoes, basil, oil, mozzarella, pine nuts‘Sleezy Capreezy’ because this recipe will really get around.  This app will tease and please- It may bring you to your knees!

Caprese appetizer




Tomato, Mozzarella, Pesto, and Balsalmic Caprese on Toast…Sexy …. Sleezy …. and oh so easy!

Sleezy Capreezy(Easy Caprese Toast Recipe)

Italian Caprese Crostini with Mozzarella, Tomato, Garlic, Pesto, Basil, and Balsamic Glaze

  • Baking sheet or Sheet pan


  • 1 loaf Artisanal Kalamata Olive Loaf, dense Garlic loaf, Focaccia loaf, Ciabatta, or even slices of a baguette
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

Capreezy Layer

  • ½ cup Classic Pesto
  • 1 lb log Mozzarella Cheese (unsliced)
  • 4 small or medium Fresh Tomatoes
  • 8 Fresh Basil leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Glaze
  • ¼ cup Pignolia (Pine) Nuts

Make Sleezy Capreezy (Caprese Toast)

  1. Place slices of bread on a baking sheet

  2. Brush each slice of bread with olive oil

  3. Spread a light layer of minced garlic over the oil

  4. Toast bread until crispy in an oven or toaster oven

Prepare Sleezy Capreezy Ingredients

  1. Wash and slice tomatoes (as thinly as possible)

  2. Slice Mozzarella as thinly as possible

  3. Wash Fresh Basil, dry, and use kitchen shears to cut into small strips

Layer Your Capreezy

  1. Use a butter knife to spread Classic Pesto on each Toast slice

  2. Place a tomato slice at the left edge of the Toast slice

  3. Nestle a slice of Mozzarella cheese just off the edge of the tomato slice

  4. Repeat until your toast is covered by alternating and slightly staggered Tomato and Mozzarella slices (typically 4-5)

  5. Repeat for all toasts

  6. Sprinkle Salt and Pepper to taste

  7. Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar Glaze on top of your Capreezies

  8. Chop your fresh Basil, and sprinkle it on top of your toasts

  9. Top each slice with a few Pignolia Nuts

  10. Cover and hold until you are close to serving time

  11. Right before serving, Place Sleezy Capreezy toasts in the Air Roaster or oven for 7-8 minutes- until the toasts get brown and crispy.

  12. Remove from oven

  13 .Place on a tray and enjoy

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Sleezy Capreezies make great Make ahead appetizers.  Prep the ingredients, Assemble the toasts, cover, and finish the final toast right before you are ready to serve.

Watch your Capreezys on the final toast.  You want to cook enough that the flavors infuse in the bread, and the creamy Mozzarella, is nice and melted golden-brown

Choose similar diameters for the bread, tomato, and Mozzarella Cheese

If you choose Mozzarella that is pre-sliced, consider slicing each slice again to make them thin

You can serve each toast, or serve thinly sliced- the perfect appetizers

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