Fresh Mozzarella Tomato Basil Flag


If you’re looking for a fun, patriotic appetizer that can be assembled before you can hum the phrase, “our country tis of thee”, then boy do I have a delish dish for you! I’m a big fan of dazzle without hassel. So in the spirit of my watermelon feta flag that has become an all time favorite 4th of July family tradition, I dreamt up the fresh mozzarella tomato basil flag.

This fresh, savory flag was a breeze to assemble and yet it exploded with tremendous flavor that made my spirits soar. So without further adieu, I give to you, freedom from slaving away over a hot & steamy stove…

Just place some fresh Opal Basil leaves into a square white dish to make a perfect field of blue.

Then lovingly line fresh mozzarella balls and grape tomatoes two by two, on a white rectangular platter, to make some splendid, scrumptious stripes.

You’ll be filled with glee to find that the three ingredients thread onto a bamboo skewer make a darling red, white & blue,

…bite of bliss just for you.

And for a little more bling to the taste buds,

drizzle with a sprinkling of balsamic vinegar…

And that my friends is an explosion of summertime celebration in your mouth.

You’ve still got time to run to the store for these 3 simple red, white & blue ingredients that will be sure to *woo* your guests at that post-parade picinc or pre-fireworks party.

Wishing you a most festive 4th that includes freedom from slaving away over a hot & steamy stove!


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  1. Posted July 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    This is perfect!!! You’re so very smart my friend. And how cool will this be for an Olympic Party? Go USA!

  2. Posted July 4, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    So classy Wendy! Love the purple-blue hued basil. Have a safe and happy holiday…need to share this one.

  3. Posted July 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    This is such a cute idea! Re your prior chicken post, we enjoy your chicken kebobs posted last year very frequently around here so I’m eager to try this latest chicken recipe of yours. It sounds so flavorful and looks delicious. Have a fantastic Independence Day celebration :)

  4. Posted July 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    This is soooo creative. I can’t wait to try this. I don’t have the basil you used, but next time I will look for it..Thank you for sharing this. Happy 4th to you!!

  5. Posted July 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    What an adorable idea, Wendy! You’re so inventive!

  6. Posted July 8, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    what a very cool idea!

  7. Posted July 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    late to the party on this one, but I just had to say hello and that I LOVE this! Basil is one of my favorite things (my dachshund is named Basil), and I am already looking forward to making this, even if I have to wait almost a year.

    found you via pinterest, going to look around now…

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