Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bites
In honor of the great tomato, here is a fresh and tasty appetizer perfect for outdoor entertaining, Mozzarella Cherry Tomato Basil Bites. These tomato bites are the perfect marriage of juicy cherry tomato, dense mozzarella, and basil.
This recipe makes 20 appetizers
20 (or 10 halved) whole grape or cherry tomatoes
20 fresh basil leaves
20 (or 10 halved) small balls or pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese (optional – they are great tasting even without the cheese)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Using a toothpick, spear the tomato, basil, and mozzarella. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Whisk vinegar and oil together and drizzle over bites. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
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