Mozzarella and Tomato Appetizer


A friend brought these simple yet delicious and refreshing appetizers to a party recently and I've been making them ever since! They are especially good served cold during the hot summer months.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
24 appetizers


  • 24 long cocktail toothpicks

  • 48 cherry or grape tomatoes, rinsed and dried

  • 6 thin slices prosciutto, each cut into quarters

  • 24 bite-size marinated mozzarella balls*

  • 24 fresh basil leaves

  • ¼ cup Italian salad dressing


  1. Thread each toothpick with: one tomato, 1/4 of a slice of prosciutto folded into a small square, one mozzarella ball, one basil leaf (folded if it is large), and one more tomato.

  2. Arrange appetizers on a serving platter. Drizzle with your favorite Italian salad dressing.


*If marinated mozzarella is not available, you can make your own. Buy bite-size plain mozzarella balls, or cut large fresh mozzarella balls into bite-size cubes. Marinate in olive oil, minced garlic, chopped basil, plain or flavored vinegar, and Italian seasoning for several hours before assembling the appetizers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
23g Fat
10g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 683mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.