Italian Cuisine · Western Cooking

Mini Tomato Mozzarelline Skewers

In Switzerland, it is very easy to buy mozzarella, in all sizes. These mini mozzarella (mozzarelline) is perfect to serve as a snack with an aperitif. I have a lot of basil leaves at home and wonder how I can use them, by chance I saw these lovely different colors cherry tomatoes in round and oval shape. Would be a pity if I don’t buy some. The other day I had the same snack at an apéro, but they did not taste very well. Too simple, they just put the whole cherry tomato and peppered mini mozzarelline together as a skewer. Therefore with that in mind, I improved my version by giving an extra effort by cutting the tomatoes into halves and seasoned with a little fleur de sel and pepper and drizzled some extra virgin olive oil and aceto balsamic glaze as a finishing touch. It immediately made a total difference.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack mozzarelline (20 pcs per pack in the one I got)
  • 20 cherry tomatoes (diverse ones if you can find: red, yellow, green)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Fine sea salt or Fleur de sel
  • Aceto Balsamic glaze
  • 20 toothpicks

Directions:

  1. Empty the pack of mozzarelline into a bowl, drain and discard liquid from the pack. Sprinkle some fresh ground black pepper, toss and set aside.
  2. Wash and pat dry some fresh basil leaves, split into 2 pieces if the leaves are big.
  3. Cut the cherry tomatoes into half and sprinkle a little fleur de sel or sea salt.
  4. On each toothpick, add the following ingredients in the following sequence: Half cherry tomato → a small piece of basil leaf → a lightly peppered mozzarelline → another small piece of basil leaf → half cherry tomato
  5. Place them on a serving plate, drizzle some best quality of EVOO
  6. You can drizzle some aceto balsamico glaze on top or pour some in a small dish and serve aside. The reason why I choose to use the glaze version is because it’s thicker and less messy when you serve as a finger food.
  7. Feel free to make multiple portions if you have more guests accordingly.

Enjoy!

 

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13 thoughts on “Mini Tomato Mozzarelline Skewers

  1. Oh Janet, these are so cute…love the idea of skewered them together, not only they look pretty, it is much easy to serve. Will definitely take your idea 🙂 Hope you are having a great week!

  2. This dish looks absolutely delicious and extremely easy to prepare. I would personally replace the mozzarella with barrel aged feta cheese for the extra kick.

  3. I learnt recently that using white aceto balsamic is even better and make the dish cleaner than the normal dark aceto balsamic

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