A Savory Italian Appetizer
20 cherry tomatoes
20 olives (pitted)
20 mozzarella cherries
20 fresh basil leaves
bread to have 20 small cubes
1 garlic clove
a pinch of red pepper (peperoncino)
5 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
Cut the bread in cubes.
Put the bread into the oven to roast a little.
In a plate, put 3 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of oregano, a pinch of red pepper, a garlic clove thinly minced and salt.
Pass the bread cubes, still hot from the oven, onto this mixture.
Take long sticks and insert a cherry tomato, a basil leaf, a mozzarella cherry, an olive and a piece of bread and repeat.
Place the sticks onto an oven tray covered with parchment paper.
Add a thread of extra virgin olive oil on the sticks and put them in hot oven for a few minutes (pay attention or the mozzarella will melt) and serve immediately.
An easy Italian appetizer that pleases also children. The idea is to serve bread, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and olives…in a stick.
Italian appetizer for Christmas
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:11pm