Tomato Mozzarella Bites

Tomato Mozzarella Bites

These cherry tomato mozzarella bites are so easy to make. They are delicious served at a summer gathering or even a holiday party. All you need are baby cherry tomatoes (red and yellow), balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, some garlic-shallot puree, fresh mozzarella and prosciutto.

Be sure to buy a mix of both yellow and red cherry tomatoes for this recipe. Combined with the green basil and white mozzarella, it makes a beautiful presentation of colors on the plate.

The key to this tomato mozzarella bites recipe is a balsamic vinegar reduction, which compliments the Italian flavors of this dish. Although I’m adding prosciutto to the skewers, you can easily make this vegetarian by omitting the meat.

Tomato Mozzarella Bites
Tomato Mozzarella Bites

Tomato & Mozzarella Bites

These cherry tomato mozzarella bites are so easy to make. They are delicious served at a summer gathering or even a holiday party. All you need are baby cherry tomatoes (red and yellow), balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, some garlic-shallot puree, fresh mozzarella and prosciutto. Sure hope you enjoy it!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups yellow and red grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic shallot puree or 2 tsp. crushed garlic
  • Small bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 package prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella
  • Wooden skewers

Instructions
 

  • Roll basil and cut into small slivers. Reserve a few leaves for the skewers.
  • Turn burner on medium high heat. Get pan hot. Add 1 tablespoon of EVO. Heat for 1 minute or so.
  • Add tomatoes to pan and saute a minute or so. Add salt and pepper, followed by garlic-shallot puree. Coat everything well. Add 1 tablespoon of basil and saute a little longer. After 2 minutes, deglaze pan with the balsamic vinegar. Reduce by half, maybe another minute.
  • Remove tomatoes, and let the balsamic vinegar reduce a little longer. You don’t want the tomatoes to get mushy.
  • Transfer into bowl. Drizzle with a little more olive oil.
  • Dice prosciutto mozzarella into bite-size pieces.
  • Build skewers with one tomato, prosciutto mozzarella pieces, and fresh basil.
  • Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve.

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Keyword basil, mozzarella, tomato

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