About month ago I saw caprese salad appetizers like this and added it to my “Things to make list” that I try to keep in my head.
I finally made them even though I don’t have the mozzarella balls.
I cut the cheese into small pieces
and them cut them in half again so I’d have enough for all the tomatoes.
I tried cheese first, the basil, then tomato.
Then I tried Tomato first, then basil, then Cheese.
I couldn’t decide which way was better so I did some each way.
I made them ahead without dressing so there wouldn’t be extra wilting.
Before tucking them in the fridge I had to see if they were any good. They were. Four or five later I had to rearrange the plate so it didn’t look so empty on one side.
- cherry tomatoes
- mozzarella cheese balls or cut into small pieces
- Basil leaves
- Balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Place a tomato, a basil leaf, and a piece of cheese onto each tooth pick until you run out of some ingredient. Arrange onto a plate and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette dressing right before eating.