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Caprese Ladybugs

Caprese Ladybugs

Need a ladybug themed appetizer? Or just the most adorable appetizer bites? These bugs are cute, but their savory flavors will make them a party favorite.

Prep time30 min
Total time30min
ServingsMakes 8 servings, 3 topped crackers each.
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 6 ciliegine fresh mozzarella balls in water, drained, each cut into 4 slices
  • 24 fresh basil leaves
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 6 pitted black olives, quartered
  • 1 green onion, green part only cut into 48 thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic glaze
  • ¼ tsp. black sesame seed
  • Top each cracker with 1 EACH cheese slice and basil leaf.
  • Add 1 tomato half to each for the lady bug's body, 1 olive piece for the head and 2 green onion strips for the antennae.
  • Brush tomatoes with balsamic glaze; sprinkle with sesame seed.
Nutrition Notes

These delicious, yet low-sodium, Italian-inspired appetizers are as cute as a bug!

Recipe Tips
  • Substitute
    Substitute coarsely cracked black pepper for the sesame seed.
  • Fun Variation
    To add some "flight" to each lady bug, cut cherry tomato halves in half and arrange, fanned slightly apart, on crackers.
  • Substitute
    Substitute thin fresh chive strips for the green onion strips.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 4.5g 
   Saturated fat 1.5g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 5mg 
Sodium 140mg 
Carbohydrate 8g 
   Dietary fiber <1g 
   Total sugars 2g 
   Added sugars 1g 
Protein 2g 
Vitamin D0 %DV
Calcium4 %DV
Iron4 %DV
Potassium2 %DV
Vitamin A0 %DV
Vitamin C4 %DV

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