Monday, January 24, 2011

Easy Caprese!

I had the opportunity to whip up a little something for a family get together and here it is!  Really, really easy, and always a hit for those who enjoy an Italian appetizer treat!
Would you like the Recipe?
Perhaps it looks like something you might like....

20  Grape Tomatoes
10 ounces fresh Mozzarella Cheese
(cubed or use the cute little fresh mozzarella balls)
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Basil
A pinch of Salt
A pinch of Black Pepper
Garlic Powder
Balsamic Vinegar
20 toothpicks

Step one...make the marinade using the olive oil,two tablespoons of chopped fresh basil,salt,pepper and garlic powder to your liking. Mix ingredients.
Step two...Rinse your tomatoes and add to the marinade along with the mozzarella. Toss until well coated and marinade in this mixture. 1-2 hours. 
Step three...Rinse enough fresh basil leaves needed.
Step four...Use your toothpick and place one tomato,one fresh basil leaf and one cube or one half of a mozzarella ball to finish it off. 
Arrange on plate and drizzle balsamic vinegar if desired.
Options...Additions to the marinade could be Italian seasoning,balsamic vinegar,red pepper flakes.

Experiment with ingredients according to what you like. (-:
 That's the fun of it! 

As you can see I used more than 20 tomatoes and adjusted the ingredients a little.
We gobbled up a couple right away..they are yummy!

See you later....
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