It doesn’t get any easier than this. With just a few store-bought ingredients, you can make a delicious and beautiful appetizer in way less time than it takes to assemble a Barbie Dream House. And let’s face it–who has time to make anything complicated this time of year.
- Grape tomatoes
- Small mozzarella balls
- Buitoni pesto–or you can make your own
- Fresh basil leaves
- Festive toothpicks
My basil in the garden has gone to seed so I had to buy this batch at the market.
Cut the tomatoes in half.
Cut the mozzarella balls in half too. I think it’s easier to eat them when they’re smaller.
Assemble…basil leaf, tomato half, mozzarella half, tomato half. That’s it. Then line them up on a nice holiday platter.
Put just a dab of pesto on each mozzarella ball.
And you’re done. They can be made a few hours in advance and are best served at room temperature.