Tomato, to-mah-to. Doesn’t matter, it’s going to be part of a little snackie anyhow.
Easy-peasy snackies (slice! stack! done!) are my favorite. These little tomato, basil, and mozz sammiches are awesome as an appetizer – or if you’re like me and can’t stop eating them, they’re a decent dinner, too!
This cheese is so delicious, I’d eat it even without the tomato and basil.
Mini Caprese Sammiches
crackers (Triscuits work really well, as do mini-toast squares – I used Bretons because that’s what I had)
2 medium-large on-the-vine tomatoes
1 large ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
fresh basil (or dried in a pinch, but fresh is so much better)
fresh ground pepper
Slice up the tomatoes and the cheese into pieces approximately the same diameter as the crackers, and 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick. If you have the little ping pong ball style of mozz, just flatten the pieces out. If it’s a big ball or a log, slice it up. The ball of cheese I found was so big that I needed to cut each slice in half, but yours may be different.
Stack the sammiches in this order: cracker — tomato — cheese — drizzle of olive oil — basil leaf or dry basil — pepper. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.
This is pretty much the best possible use of the basil plant I just bought. I wonder if it’ll stay alive if I’m constantly picking all of the leaves off?
So simple, but so tasty.
[better quality photos coming soon, I promise]