Tomato Mozzarella Bites

September 10, 2009 at 12:45 am | Posted in appetizer, Yummy Veggies | 1 Comment

We recently had a “welcome home/birthday/going away” party at our house for my little brother who is back in Iraq.  We invited some of his friends, some of our friends – it was such a fun time!  I of course made too much food but I had so much fun preparing the food and drinks!  I did appetizer and dessert foods and this was an easy, yummy, great appetizer – everyone raved about it.  I could eat a million of these!!

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


  • Using a toothpick, spear a half of a tomato, a piece of basil, a mozzarella ball (I halved the mozzarella balls so they better fit on the toothpics), 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 (I used this as more of a dressing and drizzled it over all of the bites once on the platter).
  • Mrs. Pig Rating:  I will make these again and again.  Fairly easy to make and oh so yummy!  Use all fresh ingredients if you can – that makes it so much better!!


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    1. You cannot go wrong with fresh tomatoes, basil (I grow my own!) and real mozzarella!

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