Polenta Caprese Canapés

2
Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
18
Difficulty
Easy
Slice-and-bake precooked polenta makes a wonderful, simple base for upscale appetizers.

Ingredients

cooking spray

6 spray(s)

fat free ready-to-eat polenta (in tube)

18 oz, sliced into 18 rounds

fresh mozzarella cheese

8 oz, sliced into 18 rounds

basil

18 leaf/leaves, left whole or cut into ribbons

fresh cherry tomato(es)

9 medium, halved

Store-bought balsamic glaze

2 Tbsp

table salt

1 pinch

black pepper

1 pinch

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place polenta rounds in a single layer on prepared pan; lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes; let cool, 10-15 minutes.
  3. Top each polenta round with 1 slice mozzarella and some basil; top with a cherry tomato half.
  4. Drizzle canapés with balsamic glaze; season to taste.
  5. Serving size: 1 canapé

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