Sunday, August 16, 2015

Easy Caprese Bites™

Need a quick no cook appetizer for your next outdoor get together, this is for you. 

1 lb mozzarella ball
16 cherry tomatoes
8 fresh basil leaves
3  - 3  1/2  T. Olive oil
1 clove garlic crushed chopped
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, dried parsley
16 clean unused wooden toothpicks

Rinse tomatoes.

Peel, crush and chop garlic.

With a melon baller scoop mozzarella into 16  balls.

Rinse and pat dry 8 basil leaves. Cut basil leaves in half.

In a bowl combine ingredients, toss to coat.

Thread 1: cherry tomato, mozzarella ball and piece of basil onto wooden toothpick. 

 Place skewer onto a clean dish. Repeat process with remaining toothpicks, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

Place skewers in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serves 4.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Southern Onions™

This is perfect for summer or anytime. 

1 - 2 large each: cucumber,  sweet onion
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1/8 - 1/4 c. vinegar (white or cider)
1/2 - 3/4 c. cold water

Peel rinse and cut onions into slices.

Rinse and cut cucumbers into slices.

Combine onions and cucumbers in a serving bowl. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

In a measuring cup combine water and vinegar.  Mix well and pour over vegetables. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serves 4.