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Balsamic Tomato Party Appetizers

Roasted Balsamic Tomato Garlic Bites

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Bite-size party appetizers made with fresh mozzarella cheese and balsamic roasted tomatoes served on a cracker. Easy appetizers using fresh ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 25 Appetizers
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar buy the best you can afford
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 16 oz block of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • cups cherry tomatoes sliced into circles
  • 3 large large garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 25 whole Crackers I used Triscuit crackers here but Ritz cracker would be just as good.
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt to taste
  • 8 whole fresh basil leaves for garnish
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. degrees.
  • In a small bowl mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper, set aside.
  • Slice the tomatoes into little circles.
  • Peel, crush and roughly chop the garlic.
  • Add the tomatoes and garlic to the bowl with the oil and vinegar mixture.
  • Toss well and pour out onto a shallow baking pan.
  • Roast for 15 minutes occasionally tossing.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 450 F. after the 15 minutes are up. Roast an additional 15 minutes tossing occasionally.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Top each cracker with a square of mozzarella cheese, about  ¼ of a teaspoon of the roasted tomatoes and garlic.
  • Top each cracker with a ribbon of basil and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  • 25 appetizers

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg
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