Antipasto Fresca

Only a half hour’s notice that guests are coming and in need of an appetizer?  These fun little finger food treats can be pulled together in ten minutes.  At Glover Gardens, we have two of the ingredients always on hand – the oregano and the tomatoes.  In the summer, they are abundant in the garden, and in the winter, we buy imports from warmer climates and dream of spring.

This is a perfect appetizer for a wine tasting party, an outdoor barbecue or even a ladies’ afternoon tea.

Ingredients
12-14 grape tomatoes, sliced in half sideways
1-2 oz. mozzarella fresca, cut in 12-14 small chunks to sandwich within the tomatoes
2 green onions, cut in 1/4 diagonal slivers
4 long sprigs fresh oregano
Course sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Antipasto Caprese
Antipasto Fresca

Cooking Instructions
Thread half of a grape tomato onto a toothpick, followed by a large oregano leaf, a segment of the mozzarella, then the second half of the tomato. Finish the mini-skewer by adding a green onion section to the end. Repeat with the rest of the tomatoes and arrange on a small serving plate. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, the sprinkle with sea salt and several grindings of fresh black pepper. Garnish with some of the remaining fresh oregano.

Copyright 2015, Glover Gardens Cookbook

 

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