A simple appetizer is my go-to choice when we visit friends. Rob is easy to please, so it works as a treat for us also when we want a quick bite! :-)

Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella with Pesto

Slice a ripe tomato – cut it in half if it’s a big one – then slice the halves. Slice your fresh mozzarella. I halve the mozzarella ball also, to make the tomato and mozzarella slices fit together easily. Arrange the slices on a tray or plate.

Yeah. Easy.  (You didn’t even need instructions, did you?)  :-)

Add in a good bread – we like a baguette loaf – and a jar of pesto. (We like the one from Aldi’s.)

And you’re done!  

A Simple Appetizer to Please Everyone

Simple Appetizer - Tomato Mozzarella and Pesto

What would make this simple appetizer better?

Some fresh basil… (but I didn’t have any. Oh well.)

And sometimes I like to drizzle a basil-infused olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar over the tomato and fresh mozzarella…

If I’m not sure whether people will like the olive oil or balsamic vinegar, then I just serve it on the side along with the pesto as another “side”.

Providing these options makes this appetizer useful because if someone doesn’t like pesto – they don’t need to have any… or if all someone wants are the baguette slices, they can dip them into the olive oil…  See? It’s simple. It’s easy.

Oh, just have fun with a simple appetizer that anyone will enjoy.

If you’re interested in something special, you could make your own Pesto… Here’s an easy recipe from Marzia at Little Spice Jar for Basil Pesto!

Homemade Basil Pesto from Little Spice Jar

Marzia says about her husband: 

Anees, my husband, has a long, drawn out theory that chocolate is actually a vegetable because it comes from a cocoa bean, this ladies and gentlemen, is why I married him!

He is also the mastermind that handles all the tech bits of Little Spice Jar, for this and countless other reasons, i’d be lost without him.

I love it when husbands and wives work together on good stuff!

What’s your favorite simple appetizer?

Link to a recipe on your site, if you have a suggestion. I need more ideas.  😉 

A simple appetizer to please everyone - slice some tomatoes and fresh mozarella - add pesto, olive oil and balsamic vinegar - pair it all with a great baguette - so easy and simple


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