Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Caprese Bites

Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Caprese Bites

Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Caprese Bites

Labor Day is approaching, which means everyone is talking easy BBQ food. Easy ways to celebrate this unofficial end to summer.

I feel like I JUST did a July 4th roundup, so I cannot believe it’s already Labor Day.

Time flies when you’re having fun, right?

I’ll be doing a last-minute Labor Day roundup later this week, but for now, let’s look into these spiralized appetizers.

Now, you all know I love the caprese combination – blame the Italian in me, but for as many summers back as I can remember, some caprese combination was always on the table.

Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Caprese Bites

These are adorable, passable, shareable, biteable, and just everything-able. I love appetizers at BBQs, but I always find that everything is fried, breaded, and makes you feel full and lethargic. These little bites will do the exact opposite – you get that creamy pesto sauce, the fluffy mozzarella (who doesn’t love mozz?!), and crunch from the zucchini.

And of course, we have to use up those fresh tomatoes (Jersey has the best!!) before fall takes over and all we want to eat are sweet potatoes.

Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Caprese Bites

Whether you’re having guests over and want to use your spiralizer to impress or simply want an afternoon pick me up, these ingredients are easy to keep on hand and these bites are easy to make!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 4 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

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Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Caprese Bites

Yields 6

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 medium zucchini, Blade A, noodles trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 6 1/4” thick round slices of mozzarella, halved
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced into 3 1/4” thick round slices, halved
  • optional to drizzle: olive oil
  • optional to garnish: salt, pepper


  1. Toss the zucchini noodles in a medium bowl with the pesto until combined.
  2. Assemble the bites: place one half mozzarella slice down on a clean surface. Then, add on a tomato slice. Then, roll up some zucchini noodles and layer on top. Finish off with another mozzarella slice. Repeat until all ingredients are used. Transfer to a serving platter and optional, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Caprese Bites


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Allison says:
Caprese is my weakness! :-) I could see myself getting all of the ingredients together, bringing them to work, and assembling them for a nice light afternoon snack.
Ali Maffucci says:
Oh, totally! Great idea!
Nancy says:
Do you make your own pesto? Or use pre-made pesto? Thanks!
Ali Maffucci says:
Depends! If it's something quick and I don't have time, I love jarred pesto. If I have more time, definitely prefer to make my own!
Karen Beattie says:
I am confused about spiralizing an apple - what happens with the core? You remove stem but when using the spiralizer there is always the little middle "tube" in the center that comes through.

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