finger food mozzarella-tomato-picksAfter a long period of unstable weather and a colder breeze than usual, the summer has finally arrived in Brooklyn!  So naturally my mind turns to fun summer parties, white wine sangria, and picnics in the park with our amazing friends.

This little cute mozzarella and cherry tomato stick dish is perfect for those occasions and easy to put together – a good and tasty little hors d’oeuvre to serve. It is as easy to make as it looks. For homemade pesto check out the recipe for arugula pesto and sage and walnut pesto

Mozzarella-picks with pesto dip
Serves 8
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1468 calories
20 g
358 g
109 g
103 g
61 g
708 g
2857 g
11 g
0 g
39 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
708g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1468
Calories from Fat 958
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 109g
168%
Saturated Fat 61g
304%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 35g
Cholesterol 358mg
119%
Sodium 2857mg
119%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 103g
Vitamin A
103%
Vitamin C
56%
Calcium
232%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 16 Cherry tomatoes
  2. • 16 Fresh basil leaves
  3. • 16 Small balls of mozzarella
  4. • 2 oz. Your favorite pesto, homemade or store bought
Tools
  1. • A little dipping bowl
  2. • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. 1. Take a toothpick and spike it through a cherry tomato, a leaf of basil and a small mozzarella ball. Continue until you have enough or run out of vegetables/cheese.
  2. 2. Arrange them nicely on a plate with a small bowl of your favorite pesto.
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calories
1468
fat
109g
protein
103g
carbs
20g
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Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.

Enjoy!

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