Friday, June 6, 2008

Fresh Tomato-Basil bites

Every time I serve this appetizer at a get-together of family and friends, I get so many compliments. It is simple to prepare and serve. And as always, it is best with fresh ingredients!


Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
Mozzarella Cheese
Fresh Basil leaves

Thoroughly wash the tomatoes and dry completely. Cut the mozzarella into 1/2 to 1 inch cubes. Wash, dry, and trim basil leaves into squares slightly larger than your cheese cubes. Using toothpicks, skewer ingredients with tomato on top, basil in the middle, and cheese on the bottom. Using the cheese as a base keeps the appetizers from shifting on the platter. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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1 comment:

HEIDI5522 said...

I make these except I marinate the tomatoes and cheese cubes in an Italian style dressing (your choice) , for a few hours. Drain and skewer, place them on a bed of lettuce and Sea salt. I like to toast up pita bread (that I have cut into triangles) and brushed with olive oil and garlic salt, to serve with the skewers.