Here is a quick and easy recipe I found in a handout from our local grocery store. I made it this week to take as a snack when friends invited us to their home to play some card games. It was BIG hit!
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 16 oz. package of mozzarella pearls ( little balls of cheese)
Jarred pesto sauce
Salt, Pepper, Oilve OIl
Halve the cherry tomatoes...and if you want, you can toss with champagne vinegar or balsamic vinegar...I did not.
Place a dollop of pesto on hone half of a tomato and top with a piece of mozzarella and a small piece of fresh basil.
I used kitchen shears to cut the basil leaves into smaller pieces...
Place the other half of the tomato on top.
I found it easy to assemble the tomato/pesto/cheese/basil, then skewer the other half of the tomato first, line them up...and push the skewer through all layers. After I assembled them all I drizzled a little olive oil over all.
These were a big hit and great "finger food" because they were easy to pick up one at a time.
My only wish is that I could have used some home grown, garden tomatoes...our neighbors have been giving us the bounty of their gardens, including many large tomatoes. I will be trying - and sharing - some other recipes with those tomatoes soon!
Until then, hope everyone is enjoying August and these hazy, lazy, CRAZY days of summer. Thanks for stopping by Our New Vista...please leave a comment below - I love hearing from you!
It is easy to see that these are tasty! The very best combination of flavors for summer!ReplyDelete
Yum! I haven't made them in a long time!!ReplyDelete