Tomato and Bocconcini Bites

    20 minutes

    A great way to serve the green, white and red colours of Italy - tomato, bocconcini and basil. You can find the bite-sized bocconcini at most supermarkets. If you can only get the large ones, cut them in half.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 20 fresh basil leaves
    • 20 small balls bocconcini (or 10 larger balls)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 20 toothpicks

    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Using a toothpick, spear a half of a tomato, a piece of basil, a bocconcini ball and another half of a tomato. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix the vinegar and oil together in a small bowl to serve as a dipping sauce.

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    Very attractive dish but next time I'll use feta cheese as I found the bocconcini rather tasteless. Terrific idea for a party though. Thanks for posting.  -  12 May 2011


    Sooo goooood!! I literally JUST posted this recipe on here as well after finding a similar one a different site. I brought these last night to a picnic and they were a hit! There were none left and I made about 50 of them! I bought everything from Trader Joes-a pack of basil, sweet cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella balls that came in a container with an olive oil/herb marinade. I assembled these like this picture and since the balls were already in a marinade I just spooned a tiny bit of the marinade left in the container over the entire plate! Then I sprinkled a tiny bit of salt and cracked pepper. Also, I used the rest of the basil to cover the plate before arranging these. It's a beautiful presentation! A must have for parties, picnics, wherever!!  -  02 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used Ciliegine Mozzarella (the smallest fresh mozzarella balls) but I wish I had been more concerned w/ the quality of the mozzarella instead of the size. The brand I chose was completely flavorless. I can halve a bigger ball but it's hard to add flavor to flavorless mozzarella. ;o) Like so many reviewers, I used the vinegar & oil as a marinade instead of as a dip. Don't skimp on the salt! I think next time I'll either put a little bowl of salt out, to roll the tomatoes in or I'll serve the bites on a bed of kosher salt. Great appetizer for a fettucine alfredo dinner...thanks! SiNsGirl's pic is superb so I saved myself the embarassment of posting a pic. LOL Great job, SiNsGirl!  -  06 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)