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Lovely easy appetizers!

Delightful & tasty appetizers!
Delightful & tasty appetizers!

Yesterday, I made these lovely appetizers.

I had the lovely produce of 16 red cherry tomatoes from my own 2 home-grown plants. I wanted to use them so their flavour would be superior in their own right.

I looked what I had in the fridge & made these beauties. I know it is an adapted classic but it is really tasty! Try it & you will see!

Lovely food!
Lovely food!

Recipe: For 2 larger appetizer glasses


1 ball of fresh Buffalo mozzarella, drained, pad dry a bit on kitchen paper & cut into smaller bite-sizedchunks

black pepper

Maldon sea salt

dried oregano: about 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 teaspoon

a fruity EVOO = Extra Virgin Oilve Oil

cleaned spring onions: 2 green tubes, cut into thicker rings / discard the white bits & use for other recipes

6 red cherry tomatoes, cut into 2

2 thin slices of Bayonne ham:  Gluten-free : this is an air-dried salted ham that takes its name from the ancient port city of Bayonne in the far South West of France, a city located in both the cultural regions of Basq country & Gascoigne. Jambon de Bayonne has PGI status. This means protected geographical indication (PGI). Slice the 2 slices vertically into 2 long slices, remove the excess white fat & roll them, not too tightly up. So you end up with 4 smaller rolled up slices.

black pepper


1. Take a medium bowl add the chunks of Buffalo mozzarella, 1/8 teaspoon of dried oregano, a few grins of black pepper: finely milled, a touch of sea salt & a drizzle of 2 to 3 of that fruity extra virgin olive oil. It just to moisten the mix a bit & for their flavours too. Add a bit more dried oregano if you want, according to your taste. Take your appetizer glasses & place 1/4 of the mix into each glass, on the bottom. Then place 6 halved cherry tomatoes on top of that, with the flat side upwards. Do the same with the other glass. Top with the rest of the mozzarella mix, evenly divided in the 2 glasses.

2. Top this with 2 rolled up slices of the Bayonne ham. Grin some finely black pepper over the top, onto these 2 slices. Do the same for the other glass.

3. Finally, divide the green scallions rings all over the top of each glass & place into the fridge to cool off a bit. 30 minutes is ideal. Serve this with a loved one & this is also great with a lovely rosé wine like Jacob’s Creek, Cool harvest: Shiraz Rosé, 2011 with hints of strawberries & a lovely delicate spiciness in the background! A lovely pairing!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

63 thoughts on “Lovely easy appetizers!

  1. Yum! I love simple dishes that taste amazing. These appetizers sound great…. mozzarella with tomatoes and onions is such a gorgeous, classic combo… particularly with some fruity evoo! Thanks Soph (love your presentation too, those forks are so cute!) xxx

  2. Yum! I love that instead of putting it on a plate, you used a glass. Makes everything so much more CLASSY! Nothing better then pairing simple ingredients, always tastes the best! 🙂

  3. So elegant these appetizers Sophie…so nice using home grown cherry tomatoes…
    Have a lovely week ahead 😀

  4. I love these simple, yet gorgeous appetizers! I have a few cherry tomatoes plants too. Aren’t they the best? 🙂 Can’t wait to give this a try.

    1. Sometimes, I have to search it up too or read the label really well! 🙂
      I can eat gluten, no problem anymore!

  5. Dear Sophie,
    thanks, that`s seems easy to prepare as well – I will try it 🙂
    You have quite funny forks but I suppose my “normal” forks will do as well 😉 But Siri and Selma would love your forks, I know.
    With a big hug from the sea

  6. These are very pretty and beautifully presented and would make a lovely entree for a dinner party. I haven’t heard of that type of ham before but it looks very good xx

  7. Sophie…I love your appetizer – how delicious, especially with home grown tomatoes – there is nothing better than that! 🙂

  8. Wow, these look great!! I actually thought the ham was smoked salmon at first!! These look nice and fancy- a beautiful presentation!

  9. With excellent ingredients like you used, your appetizers had to be an enjoyable way to start a meal.

  10. Sophie– these are SO cute! and look delicious! I’m totally doing doing this at our next dinner with friends. thanks for the great idea.

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