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Tomato and Mozzarella Bites

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Tomato and Mozzarella Bites

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 40 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

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Tomato and mozzarella bites are one of the easiest starters to make. You can also serve these as refreshments. Their bite sized portions are very appetizing.

All the ingredients are available throughout the year so you can prepare these delicious appetizers no matter what the season!

It doesn’t need to be cooked but you can choose to season it.

Let’s have a look at how this starter is made.

Health Benefits

This is one of the healthiest appetizers that you can prepare. It is made with raw vegetables, comprising of tomatoes and basil leaves. The addition of mozzarella slices makes it all the more delicious and nutritious at the same time.

The mozzarella slices contain calcium. The tomatoes have vitamin C and the basil leaves have antioxidants. All three of these ingredients have something valuable to add to your meal. However, the mozzarella cheese also contains a lot of fat. Therefore, you should eat it in moderation to avoid any extra calories.

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How to Make Sicilian Sausage Soup

  1. Before beginning, wash the cherry tomatoes and the basil leaves thoroughly.
  2. Cut each of the cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Split the basil leaves from their stems and set them aside until needed for assembling.
  4. Slice mozzarella cheese into small squares.
  5. Take thin wooden skewers. You can use large wooden tooth picks for the purpose of arranging the tomato and mozzarella bites.
  6. Taking it from the top, first add a cheery tomato slice to the skewer. Follow it with a mozzarella slice. Add a basil leaf after that. Continue this sequence until the entire skewer has been filled. Repeat the same process with the rest of the skewers.
  7. Place them into the serving dish.
  8. Pour some olive oil on top of the tomato and mozzarella bites.
  9. Season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  10. If you want to add more green, you can garnish this colorful appetizer with freshly chopped parsley leaves and grated parmesan cheese.

Trivia

  • Tomato and mozzarella bites are one of the most popular finger foods in any party.
  • It is similar to the Caprese salad which is served with the seasoning of olive oil and salt.
  • Tomatoes originated from Peru where their name translated as “something plum with a navel.”

Tomatoes which are a popular ingredient in almost all Italian cuisines were not so popular once upon a time. People used to think, it was a poisonous fruit because of its relationship with belladonna.

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