Saturday, 2 February 2008

Caprese Salad Appetizers

Grape tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella balls or any
   soft cheese
Fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Balsamic vinegar


  • Cut the tomatoes in half as straight across the diameter as you can. 
  • Insert the toothpick through one half of a tomato and slide it up the toothpick. 
  • Skewer a cheese ball and slide it up the toothpick until it is touching the tomato. 
  • Place one small basil leaf (or a piece of a large leaf onto the skewer). 
  • Then insert the toothpick as straight as possible into the second half of the tomato so that the tomato makes a base for the remainder of the toothpick.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. 
  • Serve cold.