Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tomato Mozzarella Bites




"A great way to serve tomato mozzarella salad. Great presentation. Always a hit. You can find the bite-sized fresh mozzarella at most supermarkets.  They come in round balls and are in liquid.  Whole Foods have the best!  If they are on the larger side, cut them in half."


INGREDIENTS:

20 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
20 fresh basil leaves
20 small balls fresh mozzarella cheese
(often labeled bocconcini)
Kosher salt to taste
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 loaves baguette bread


20 toothpicks



DIRECTIONS: Chop basil leaves.   MIx all ingredients and let marinate 2 hours.  Slice baguette bread.  Mix softened butter with garlic powder to taste, spread on the bread and bake until golden brown. Spoon on caprese mixture and enjoy!! A fantastic appetizer.



1.

Using a toothpick, spear a half of a tomato, a piece of basil, a mozzarella ball, and another half of a tomato. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix the vinegar and oil together in a small bowl to serve as a dipping sauce.

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