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Mozzarella and Tomato Appetizer Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Mozzarella and Tomato Appetizer

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"A friend brought these simple yet delicious and refreshing appetizers to a party recently and I've been making them ever since! They are especially good served cold during the hot summer months."

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Original recipe makes 24 appetizers Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Thread each toothpick with: one tomato, 1/4 of a slice of prosciutto folded into a small square, one mozzarella ball, one basil leaf (folded if it is large), and one more tomato.
  2. Arrange appetizers on a serving platter. Drizzle with your favorite Italian salad dressing.
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Footnotes

  • *If marinated mozzarella is not available, you can make your own. Buy bite-size plain mozzarella balls, or cut large fresh mozzarella balls into bite-size cubes. Marinate in olive oil, minced garlic, chopped basil, plain or flavored vinegar, and Italian seasoning for several hours before assembling the appetizers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 18, 2008

Loved these! I used fresh basil and grape tomatoes from my garden. Could not find the small mozzarella balls at the store so I got a large marinated ones and cut into squares. The only time consuming thing is folding the sliced procuitto (mine was very thin). I used EVOO/balsamic in place of the italian dressing.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 02, 2009

I did not like this at all. I think it would've been better to use slicing tomatoes and layer the ingredients rather than put them on picks. I suppose it wouldn't be as pretty that way, but, I do think it would taste better!

 
Sep 07, 2007

these were yummy! drizzled with olive oil and vinegar dressing, used plain mozzarella balls (lazy of me, i know) and it was delicious. will definitely make again -- great midnight snack. thanks for the recipe!

 
Aug 11, 2008

Made these for a wine dinner with friends and they were a great hit. Loved them. I also used the non marianated mozz balls instead, b/c the store didn't have the marinated ones and I didn't have time to marinate them. Definitely going to be added to my appetizer repertoire.

 
Sep 15, 2008

This were a smash as a fresh addition to my appetizer table. I found longer than usual toothpicks, so I added a kalamata olive to each, as well. They were a hit!!! I used some fresh cherry tomatoes, straight out off of the bush, which added such a pleasant taste, as well.

 
Jul 12, 2010

I brought this appetizer to a pig roast BBQ. It really was a hit! I used a round loaf of bread and "stuck" the mini skewers in it. Then I used a round plater, lining the perimeter of the bread with fresh basil leaves. On top of the leaves I alternated tomato mozzarella.

 
Jan 14, 2009

I couldn't find cocktail toothpicks but found a little larger wooden ones. To make everything fit, I just cut a bigger slice out of each grape tomato. I also used a large leaf of basil for each. I bought small marinated mozz. balls from the deli section at the food market. Everyone at the party just raved about them. The only thing I would change is to make more next time, which according to my father-in-law, is the next party!

 
Nov 28, 2009

This was beautiful and delicious. I also marinated the mozz balls. I added artichoke and prosciutto to the skewer. I couldn't find the toothpicks, so I used half of a skewer you would use for a kabob. I then stuck them into one large tomato, and decorated the outside of the plate with basil leaves. Will DEFINITELY be making this again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 312 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 683 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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