DELICIOUS DISH – CAPRESE BOMBS
I’m honestly not sure if this has been done before, but the idea came to me in the shower. I needed to impress the guests at my friend’s dinner party with some hors deurves, and instead of looking in my massive book of recipes collected from friends; I decided to take a risk. Guess what, it worked…big time. People LOVED these little guys.
· Cherry tomatoes
· Fresh mozzarella
· Fresh basil
· Aged (very important) balsamic vinegar**
WASH YOUR HANDS (I know you do, just a friendly reminder for this one.) Chop basil into little squares. Pull apart mozzarella into dime-size pieces. Sprinkle balsamic vinegar over cheese. On a little plate, make a little puddle of balsamic vinegar. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Then scoop out the middle juicy part with your pointer finger. Take a piece of cheese – if it needs more balsamic, dip it in the little puddle. Stuff cheese in one half of a tomato. Then add a square of basil. Top it off with the other half of a tomato and secure vertically with a toothpick. Repeat. Put in refrigerator until you need them. Serve with a side of the aged balsamic in a dish/glass.
**Aged balsamic is sweeter and thicker than regular balsamic. It’s a little more expensive, but totally worth it! Here’s the one I love from O & Co.
Presentation note: I love using wine and martini glasses inside of chip and veggie bowls to serve the dip.