I first saw this light and tasty appetizer at a friends Christmas party a few years ago, so I can't take credit for the idea. Who doesn't like food on a stick? ;) I added my home made balsamic dressing as a dip and made it my own. Great for any event, this dish can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge. This one's a real crowd pleaser, so don't expect any left overs!
What You Need:
2 packages fresh mozzarella packed in water
**look for the cherry tomato sized variety**
1 large bunch basil, leaves washed and dried
1 package cherry tomatoes, washed and dried
1 recipe balsamic dressing, recipe follows
About 30 toothpicks
What To Do:
Remove cheese from water and dry completely. On each toothpick, place a small peice of basil between a tomato and a peice of fresh mozzarella. Repeat the process until you use up all the cheese. Arrange on a platter and serve with balsamic dressing.
3 rounded tsp dijon mustard (eyeball it)
3 rounded tsp honey (eyeball it)
Salt & black pepper to taste
What To Do:
Combine all ingredients in a small food processor and whirl away until it becomes a thick glossy mixture. If you don't have a processor, combine all ingredients in a bowl except oil with a wisk. Once combined, slowly wisk in oil until thick and glossy.