Citrus Caprese Appetizers

Citrus Caprese Appetizers
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Calories 47 cals
Total Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sodium 103 mg
Protein 4 g
Total Carbohydrate 3 g

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Time to Table: 30 Minutes

Serves: 16 (2 per serving)


  • 2 cups Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh packed baby arugula
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 16 Cherry tomatoes, halved


Place the cottage cheese in a mesh strainer. With a spoon, gently stir and fold the cottage cheese to drain off about 1/4 cup liquid. In a blender, mix the drained cottage cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice and orange juice. Puree the mixture to thicken and incorporate juices. Set aside. In a bowl of a food processor, process the arugula, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, oil, water, garlic and black pepper until blended. For each appetizer, spoon 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese mixture onto a Chinese soup spoon. Top with 1/2 teaspoon pesto mixture and a tomato half. Serve immediately.


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