Sides, Vegetarian

Caprese Cups

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Health Grill & Air Fryer AG301
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Caprese Cups

Recipe tags


  • 1 (275g) puff pastry
  • 50g shredded mozzarella
  • 10 cherry tomatoes – quartered
  • 30g pesto rustico
  • 5 basil leaves – julienne cut
  • Handful arugula salad
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • NADA Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg for brushing

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Spread out pre rolled out puff pastry and with a cookie cutter (5cm diameter) cut out 6 discs. With a knife, cut 0,5cm wide strips from the leftover dough. Brush pastry circles with egg and then place the thin strips around the edges to create a cup. Set to the side.

  • Step 2

    Ensure pot is installed but grill plate is removed. Select BAKE, set temperature to 200°C and set time to 10 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating. 

  • Step 3

    Once unit has beeped to signify it has preheated, line pot with baking paper and add the pastry cups. Close lid and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Step 4

    In a medium sized bowl, combine mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto rustic and basil. Mix well. When there is 5 minutes left on the timer, open lid and scoop 6 equal parts of tomato and cheese mix into the cups. Close lid to continue.

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, place caprese cups on a cooling rack. In a medium bowl add arugula, oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix to coat salad well.

  • Step 6

    Once caprese cups cooled down slightly, top with arugula salad and serve immediately.