The Twins’ Easy Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer


My friend Cathy is a great hostess, and generous spirit. Her girls definitely take after their mom.

Last summer, she invited me over for lunch and a swim. Cathy’s backyard is an oasis, especially in the heat of July and August.

The twins made a simple and delicious appetizer that was perfect for a hot summer day, because serving it at room temperature brings out all the best flavors.

Here’s how easy it is: just thread a toothpick with a grape tomato between two mozzarella pearls. If you have fresh basil leaves, wrap one around the tomato before skewering.

Then, dip the whole thing in a flavored or unflavored olive oil and arrange the tidbits on a serving plate. Or, you can drizzle the olive oil over the arranged plate.

Best of all, you are looking at a tasty, low-carbohydrate, and gluten-free appetizer that travels well.


5 from 1 vote
Easy Tomato Mozzarella Appetizer
Prep Time
30 mins

Gluten-free, low-carbohydrate, easy and delicious!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: tomato
Servings: 5
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: A. JoAnn
  • 20 grape tomatoes
  • 40 mozzarella pearls or, cut whole mozzarella ball into small cubes, about 1/2 inch
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, flavored or unflavored
  • 20 basil leaves or, 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 20 toothpicks
  1. Thread a toothpick in this order: one mozzarella pearl, a basil wrapped grape tomato, and then another mozzarella peal.

  2. If you are using dried basil, mix it with the olive oil.

  3. Dip the tomato/mozzarella toothpicks in olive oil, then arrange on a serving platter.

  4. Alternatively, you can arrange the appetizers, then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with dried basil.

  5. Serve at room temperature.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. A. JoAnn says:

    You will love it!

  2. Darnell says:

    Looks good. I’d be proud to serve that.

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