Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This recipe can be made very quickly, and is a very nice appetizer for an Italian meal.
I have sweet basil growing like crazy in my little garden (emphasis on LITTLE-- only THREE PLANTS!) but it excites me, because my gardens, even herb gardens, don't normally do well.
*I used about 5 Roma tomatoes, sliced (can also use beefsteak tomatoes)
* 4 1/2 oz. mozzerella cheese (sliced, fresh would be best, but I had shredded on hand, and it was fine)
*about 12 black olives, sliced (or however many you think you would like)
*8 basil leaves, torn, if large
1 T. balsamic vinegar
1T. olive oil
salt & pepper to tasete
Slice tomatoes. Either cut Mozarella in slices or sprinkle on if shredded, over the tomatoes. Save some for adding to the top.
Slice olives into rings and place on top of cheese.
Add some of the basil (same some for garnish)
Top with cheese.
Broil in a pre-heated oven for about 3-4 minutes (watch carefully so it doesn't burn)
When done, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and the oil that have been mixed together, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.