Makes 50 bites (enough for up to 20 people)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground pepper
24 oz. cherry tomatoes, rinsed and pat dry
Fresh basil, about 20 leaves
16 oz. mozzarella ciliegine (small mozzarella balls), marinated in oil or resting in water
50 toothpicks, cocktail forks or small bamboo skewers
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a generous pinch of coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Whisk together and set aside.
Arrange ingredients and a platter for serving. Assemble the bites on a toothpick by starting with one basil leaf, then one cherry tomato, one mozzarella ball, and another basil leaf. Place on the platter and repeat process until no more ingredients remain.
Drizzle bites with the olive oil mixture and sprinkle with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
To transport, cover tightly with plastic wrap and keep away from sun and heat. Can be made up to 1 day in advance; keep refrigerated.
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