Sunkist Orange Caprese Bites with Orange Scented Herb Oil Recipe

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Vibrantly colored with a variety of flavors, Sunkist Orange Caprese Bites with Orange Scented Herb Oil is a must have appetizer!


  • 3 Sunkist® oranges, segmented and zested
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lb. tub Bocconcini mozarella
  • 1/4 cup Opal (purple) basil, shredded into small pieces
  • 20 whole wheat crackers
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme
  • 1/8 cup fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper

Instructions: (Makes 10 servings)

  • Cut the Bocconcini into halves.
  • Zest the oranges using a micro plane or fine grater and set aside. To segment the oranges, cut off the top and bottom. Lay the orange on a flat surface, using a pairing knife remove the skin and white pith. Carefully cut and release each segment from between the membranes and set aside.
  • In a blender, add the olive oil, orange zest and fresh herbs. Pulse until blended, continue to blend on medium speed until the herbs and zest are finely chopped, add the pepper and pulse quickly. Pour into a jar or plastic container. Leftover oil can be kept refrigerated for up to one month. Use as a marinade for fish, poultry or vegetables.
  • Toss the orange segments, cherry tomatoes, Bocconcini and basil lightly with 3/4 cup of the orange scented herb oil and season with salt.

  • To Serve: Top each cracker with the mixture and serve.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories 320; Total Fat 25g; Saturated Fat 7g; % Calories from Fat 69%; % Calories from Saturated Fat 20%; Cholesterol 30mg; Carbohydrate 13g; Dietary Fiber 2.5g; Sodium 340mg; Protein 13g