Mozzarella, basil and tomato sticks

    20 min

    This incredibly easy starter of ciliegine mozzarella cheese, with fresh basil and tomatoes is the perfect finger food for relaxed, informal summer occasions. Ciliegine mozzarella cheese is fresh mozzarella cheese in one of its most fun forms - small cherry-sized balls. This perfect little ingredient is incredibly versatile and screams summer 'al fresco' dining. You'll want to assemble this starter immediately before serving so that it is at its best. These are the simple and powerful flavours of Italy, so perfect before an Italian meal, a barbecue or at a picnic.


    Hampshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 8 

    • 120g ciliegine mozzarella cheese
    • 110g fresh basil leaves
    • 270g cherry tomatoes
    • olive oil, to taste
    • balsamic vinegar, to taste
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Place a ball of ciliegine mozzarella cheese, a folded up basil leaf and a cherry tomato on a cocktail stick. Repeat until the ingredients are used up or the desired number of sticks for your party are reached.
    2. Place the cocktail sticks on a serving plate and drizzle with olive oil, a little balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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