• 1 bottle (200ml) Gustare Herbs di Napoli balsamic vinegar
  • 8 small tomatoes, stemmed, approximately 1½-2 pounds
  • 1 pint of small buffalo mozzarella balls, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • Your favorite Gustare extra virgin olive oil varietal
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Small bunch of fresh basil, leaves separated



Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and simmer for 6-8 minutes to reduce and thicken, swirling occasionally. Add to a small pitcher or squeeze bottle. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Place each tomato on a cutting board, stem side down. Using a paring knife, cut three evenly spaced slices crosswise without cutting all the way through. Set aside.


Cut each mozzarella ball into slices, approximately ¼-inch thick. Insert a mozzarella ball and a basil leaf in each tomato slit and place on a serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic reduction, salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!


Serving Suggestions:

  • As an appetizer
  • As a side to grilled fish or chicken
  • In lieu of a green salad for a change of pace
Recipe Tags

#Game Day, #Salads

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