Friday, May 29, 2015

.cute caprese.

you've probably tasted these flavors together before. whether as a salad, on a margherita pizza, or as a bruschetta topping, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella are as classic together as peanut butter and jelly. if you need a go-to summer appetizer, this is it!

slice a handful or a bowlful of cherry tomatoes in half. one of the beauties of this recipe is that you can make as little or as many of these bite-sized caprese stacks as you'd like to share.  

one of my all time favorite flavors and scents is fresh basil. because you will be using tiny tomatoes, you will need smaller pieces of basil. tear your bigger leafs in half.

fresh mozzarella! make sure you say that with excitement because it sure tastes exciting. i got a big hunk-a the stuff and used my melon baller to scoop little balls. you can obviously just tear or cut what you need if you don't have this teeniest tiniest scoop in your kitchen drawer.

pick a pretty plate and lay your cherry tomatoes flat side down. if you did it the other way, they'd be rolling all over the place. 

blanket each tomato with basil.

place a piece of FRESH MOZZARELLA! on top and don't let go.

poke a toothpick through all three components and now let go. ta da! you have yourself the beginning of what will be a beautiful display of fresh yumminess. these will be a hit at any summer soiree. 

p.s. i drizzled balsamic glaze on mine. so terribly delicious. 

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