Archive | June, 2012

Mini Caprese Salads

18 Jun

Like most gals, I occasionally browse pinterest for inspiration. I ran across these Mozzarella and Basil Tomato Packets just in time for my Book Club meeting last month.

My basil plants are doing well this year (first time I’ve been able to grow them from seed!). It wasn’t quite tomato season here yet so off I went to the store for those and marinated mozzarella balls.The original post uses grape roma tomatoes but I found some sweet little tomatoes that I was drawn to at the grocer so that’s what I used.

  • container of tomatoes
  • container of marinated mozzarella balls
  • fresh basil
  • salt and pepper

Wash tomatoes and basil. Half and hollow tomatoes. Roll up and slice basil.

Place either an entire mozzarella ball in the tomato, or cut to fit. These were a perfect fit. Top with basil slivers and drizzle a little bit of the mozzarella marinade on top. Salt and pepper to taste.