Tomato and Mozzarella Bites Recipe

This tomato and mozzarella bites recipe makes for a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer.

Summer 2012

  • Tomato Bites
    This appetizer is a great way to show off your hard work in the garden.
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  • Tomato Bites

Total Hands-On Time: 15 min

Preparation Time: 15 min

Even easier yet, this dish involves a container of bocconcini (fresh mini mozzarella balls), a loaf of crusty bread, and some toothpicks, and you’ve just assembled a light supper for an early meal on the patio. A platter of these makes a great party hors d’oeuvre.


• 1 pint of heirloom cherry tomatoes
• 1 container of bocconcini cheese, drained and patted dry
• Fresh basil leaves, washed and dried
• Olive oil (optional)
• Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
• Toothpicks


1. Slice each tomato in half. 

2. On a toothpick, skewer 1/2 tomato piece, a leaf of basil, and a ball of bocconcini. 

3. Arrange on a serving platter. Season with salt and pepper. If desired, pour a little olive oil over the arrangement.