Mozzarella and Tomato Appetizer

A friend brought these simple yet delicious and refreshing appetizers to a party! They are especially good served cold during the hot summer months.

Yield

24 appetizers (6 servings)

Ingredients

24 long cocktail toothpicks
48 cherry or grape tomatoes, rinsed and dried
6 thin slices prosciutto, each cut into quarters
24 bite-size marinated mozzarella balls*
24 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

Thread each toothpick with: one tomato, 1/4 of a slice of prosciutto folded into a small square, one mozzarella ball, one basil leaf (folded if it is large), and one more tomato.

Arrange appetizers on a serving platter. Drizzle with your favorite Italian salad dressing.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Additional Information

* If marinated mozzarella is not available, you can make your own. Buy bite-size plain mozzarella balls, or cut large fresh mozzarella balls into bite-size cubes. Marinate in olive oil, minced garlic, chopped basil, plain or flavored vinegar, and Italian seasoning for several hours before assembling the appetizers.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330; Total Fat: 24.6 g; Cholesterol: 63 mg; Sodium: 598 mg; Total Carbs: 10.3 g (Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g); Protein: 19.8 g

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