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tomato & mozzarella with balsamic pearls

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Okay here we go… this is an appetizer that we all know and love… tomato and mozzarella, but with a twist. We’re going to use some balsamic pearls to enhance the dish, and put it into another dimension… It’s easy peasy and gives great presentation. So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 1
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tomato & mozzarella with balsamic pearls

  • 1 lg
  • 8 oz
    mozzarella cheese, cut into four slices
  • 1 tsp
    dried, ground basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic pearls

How To Make tomato & mozzarella with balsamic pearls

  • 1
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 2
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 450f (232c).
  • 3
    Cut the tomato into four slices.
  • 4
    Add a piece of mozzarella and a bit of dried basil to the first slice.
  • 5
    Repeat for the other slices.
  • 6
    Place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove and garnish with the balsamic pearls, olive oil and additional basil. Enjoy.
  • 8
    Chef's Note: If you're not familiar with balsamic pearls, here is a link to the recipe:
  • 9
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.