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Fun Finger Foods - Cut 1 cm off the cherry tomatoes, remove the seeds. Fil w/ the tomatoe tapenade and finish w/a mini mozzarella ball. Put on a skewer. In a small bowl, mix the x virg olive oil, lemon zest & parsley. Roll the skewers in the oil, put in a serving vase or platter.
♥ Caprese: Take a whole tomato and cut slices into it (about 1/4″ thick) without cutting all the way thru the other side. Insert a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese and a basil leaf in between each slice. Once the tomato is stuffed (it should “fan” out a bit) drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the top. Drizzle it with your favorite sea salt – and voila! An update to everyone’s favorite caprese salad!
Avocado Caprese Salad- 2 cups fresh arugula 1/2 avocado, pitted and sliced 3 slices fresh mozzarella cheese fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (I prefer the fruitiest, lightest flavored) 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar generous pinch of sugar or dollop of honey kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper