last weekend was a tad bit busy.
on saturday night i realized that i had about an hour to get ready for a party and prepare an appetizer...YIKES!
i always do this.
i never leave myself enough time to make something worthy of sharing.
meet the simplest appetizer i have ever made.
(forgive my photo quality...it's from my iphone)
caprese salad bites
here is what you need...
cherry tomatoes (or any small tomato) - cut in half
fresh basil - chopped into squares
fresh mozzarella cheese pearls - cut in half
course sea salt & pepper
take a tomato halve and stick it on the toothpick
add a mozzarella halve
then a square of basil
then top it with the other half of tomato.
lay all your little skewers on a plate all pretty like.
drizzle olive oil over the top.
take some of your balsamic vinegar and heat it up over medium high heat in a pan until it boils down to a thick reduction, not globby,
but thicker than it was before.
(sorry, i'm not an exact science recipe girl when i make things up)
pour the balsamic reduction over the skewers.
finish by sprinkling sea salt and pepper over the top.
chill till it's time to serve.
this totally saved me and will be my new go-to
when i need to share an appetizer.
what kinds of recipes do you rely on when you're running short on time?