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.

Jackie
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

Tips

*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

312 calories; 22.6 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 683 mg sodium. 10.2 g carbohydrates; 19.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2008
Loved these! I used fresh basil and grape tomatoes from my garden. Could not find the small mozzarella balls at the store so I got a large marinated ones and cut into squares. The only time consuming thing is folding the sliced procuitto (mine was very thin). I used EVOO/balsamic in place of the italian dressing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2009
I did not like this at all. I think it would've been better to use slicing tomatoes and layer the ingredients rather than put them on picks. I suppose it wouldn't be as pretty that way but I do think it would taste better! Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2008
Loved these! I used fresh basil and grape tomatoes from my garden. Could not find the small mozzarella balls at the store so I got a large marinated ones and cut into squares. The only time consuming thing is folding the sliced procuitto (mine was very thin). I used EVOO/balsamic in place of the italian dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2008
Loved these! I used fresh basil and grape tomatoes from my garden. Could not find the small mozzarella balls at the store so I got a large marinated ones and cut into squares. The only time consuming thing is folding the sliced procuitto (mine was very thin). I used EVOO/balsamic in place of the italian dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2007
these were yummy! drizzled with olive oil and vinegar dressing used plain mozzarella balls (lazy of me i know) and it was delicious. will definitely make again -- great midnight snack. thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2008
Made these for a wine dinner with friends and they were a great hit. Loved them. I also used the non marianated mozz balls instead b/c the store didn't have the marinated ones and I didn't have time to marinate them. Definitely going to be added to my appetizer repertoire. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2008
This were a smash as a fresh addition to my appetizer table. I found longer than usual toothpicks so I added a kalamata olive to each as well. They were a hit!!! I used some fresh cherry tomatoes straight out off of the bush which added such a pleasant taste as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
I brought this appetizer to a pig roast BBQ. It really was a hit! I used a round loaf of bread and "stuck" the mini skewers in it. Then I used a round plater lining the perimeter of the bread with fresh basil leaves. On top of the leaves I alternated tomato mozzarella. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
This was beautiful and delicious. I also marinated the mozz balls. I added artichoke and prosciutto to the skewer. I couldn't find the toothpicks so I used half of a skewer you would use for a kabob. I then stuck them into one large tomato and decorated the outside of the plate with basil leaves. Will DEFINITELY be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2009
I couldn't find cocktail toothpicks but found a little larger wooden ones. To make everything fit I just cut a bigger slice out of each grape tomato. I also used a large leaf of basil for each. I bought small marinated mozz. balls from the deli section at the food market. Everyone at the party just raved about them. The only thing I would change is to make more next time which according to my father-in-law is the next party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2011
Instead of prosciutto I used hard salami (cheaper and I cut each slice in half and rolled it up) and I marinated my mozzarella balls ahead of time and left out the basil and italian dressing since the marinade gave a similar flavor. My mozzarella balls were so small I put two on each toothpick (salami mozz ball grape tomato mozz ball) and after it was all assembled sprinkled a bit of course kosher salt and cracked pepper. So pretty! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
great appetizer:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2009
I did not like this at all. I think it would've been better to use slicing tomatoes and layer the ingredients rather than put them on picks. I suppose it wouldn't be as pretty that way but I do think it would taste better! Read More
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