Tomato and Marinated Baby Bocconcini Appetizers

"Great simple finger food. Perfect with pre-dinner drinks or for a cocktail party. No cooking required. Simple and elegant. Please note that the majority of the oil counted in the nutrition panel is discarded as the marinade."
photo by Chef floWer photo by Chef floWer
photo by Chef floWer
photo by Leggy Peggy photo by Leggy Peggy
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
Ready In:
16 pieces


  • 13 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, fresh can be used if finely shredded
  • 16 bambino bocconcini (can substitute 8 regular size bocconcini -cut in half orr cherry bocconcini)
  • 16 leaves rocket
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 16 toothpicks


  • Combine the oil, vinegar and basil in a medium bowl. Add the cheese and toss to coat in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Drain cheese and discard the marinade.
  • Wrap each cheese in a piece of rocket.(The larger rocket leaves work best ). Place on top of a tomato half and spear with a toothpick.

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  1. gagosh
    What is rocket?
    **Jubes** you have a great mouthwatering, visually pleasing (we do eat with our eyes first right?) appetizers. I marinaded the tomatoes with the bocconcini cheese (not sure it made a difference unless I was to perhaps prick each cherry tomato with a toothpick first). Served these at my DH's 40th b-day party, placed them on the table, turned around and they were all gone! Will definitely add this to my future appetizer menu. Thank you so very much!
  3. CanadianEmily
    Very easy, very good! These disappeared at our party. I left off the rocket and just did grape tomato, basil leaf, baby bocconcini.
  4. Leggy Peggy
    Made this as a snack for book club, and everyone loved it. I didn't bother to halve the tomatoes. Sprinkled the finished 'skewers' with the most royal of salts -- fleur de sel. I've saved the drained-off oil mixture to do another batch next week. Thanks for an easy-to-make and impressive keeper.
  5. Chef floWer
    These are so cute and perfect for any elegant dinner party. They are easy to prepare finger food and it only took me less then five minutes to put together. I made these for hubby and Little Miss (DD) and they loved them they both said they were yummy, I would also like to have tried them but I'm have been having tummy problems and need to say away from dairy. Thank you **Jubes** - *Made for Zaar World Tour 4*


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