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Nov 16, 2021

Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Bites

These prosciutto-wrapped cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil bites are the perfect appetizer when you want to serve something flavorful but easy to prepare. 

Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil.




These cute little appetizers are also super portable, so you can bring them to a potluck or a party without having to do a lot of prep when you get to the party. 

With a quick olive oil drizzle and a sprinkling of multicolored pepper, these are a quick, fresh, and fabulous appetizer! They're easy to assemble, and perfectly poppable.

Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Bites with toothpicks and olive oil.



To make these prosciutto, tomato, basil, and cheese appetizers, cut mini fresh mozzarella balls in half, along with cherry tomatoes, and sandwich some fresh basil in between the cheese and tomatoes. Wrap them up in some delicious prosciutto. 

Sprinkle them with freshly ground pepper and drizzle them with a bit of good olive oil just before serving. 

I love the freshness of the tomatoes in this appetizer along with the fresh picked basil leaves. We have a big pot of basil growning in the back yard, just waiting to to be chopped into pesto, garnish soups, and be added to these appetizers. 

Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Bites in a bowl.



About the ingredients:

Be sure to use good proscuitto that is easy to handle to make these. 

Good prosciutto that is thinly sliced but doesn't fall apart is essential or you might get a little frustrated wrapping it around the tomatoes and mozzarella. 

These are finished with a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper. While black pepper is just fine, I like to use a four peppercorn blend to grind over the appetizers because it is so pretty. 

Fresh mozzarella balls are pretty easy to find in your supermarket's deli or Italian section. They usually come in a plastic container (similar to a ricotta container) packed in liquid. if you can't find it, you can always cut a larger piece of fresh mozzarella into squares. 

You can use either cherry or plum tomatoes for these. You could even play around with the different colored ones for an even more festive platter. 

Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Bites on a cake stand.



Bottom line, these appetizers, as simple as they are, are so flavorful and are perfect for making the last minute. Italy on a toothpick! 

More Great easy appetizers:

Homemade Popcorn

Puff Pastry Pizzettes

Green Herb Dip

Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

Greek Salad Skewers


It's time to start planning our holiday parties and we all need some delicious and festive recipes to serve! Check out all these amazing holiday appetizers as part of the #FavoritePartyFood blogging event hosted by Jennifer from Take Two Tapas

FAVORITE PARTY FOODS


Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Bites on a plate.



Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Bites

Prosciutto-wrapped Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Bites
Yield: 32 appetizers
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min
These prosciutto-wrapped cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil bites are the perfect appetizer when you want to serve something flavorful but easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 16 thin slices of prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise
  • 16 large basil leaves, cut in half
  • 6 ounces (approximately) of fresh mozzarella, cut into 32 small pieces
  • 16 grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 T extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Fold a piece of basil and sandwich it between the tomato half and the mozzarella piece.
  2. Wrap the cheese and tomato with a strip of prosciutto as shown in the photo above and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Arrange the appetizers on a serving plate and season with the freshly ground pepper.
  4. Drizzle with the olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

31.52

Fat (grams)

2.73

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.83

Carbs (grams)

0.59

Fiber (grams)

0.04

Net carbs

0.55

Sugar (grams)

0.44

Protein (grams)

1.24

Sodium (milligrams)

51.08

Cholesterol (grams)

4.03
prosciutto, tomatoes, mozzarella
Appetizer
Italian
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This is an updated post from October 2013. I've taken new photos, added a printable recipe card, and included more information about this recipe. 

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  1. Oh, how pretty! My tomato and basil plants are done here, but I'll keep your bites in mind for next summer.

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    1. Thanks Lynn! We still have a basil plant that is thriving and it was great to be able to use its bounty in this.

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  2. What a fun take on Caprese. Love these little pop in your mouth morsels. Thanks Karen.

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  3. I could just eat a whole tray of these!

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  4. I just love finger food appetizers and caprese flavors are my family's favorite. The beautiful colors make it perfect for Christmas!

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  5. So festive, I love the red and bright green, and healthy too! The perfect winter appetizer, brings a taste of summer to the dreary months!

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  6. Wow like caprese salad with prosciutto on a toothpick--yum! This would be perfect for the late summer cherry tomato glut too!

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  7. These are the perfect bite! The slaty prosciutto is just right with the mozzarella and tomato! I added a sprinkle of crushed red pepper to mine because I love a little heat!

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  8. These are so simple but look so classy! The tastes of the meats and the cheeses together feel like a party in your mouth! 

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  9. They look cute and delicious!

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