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Fresh Mozzarella Tomato Basil Flag

This fresh mozzarella tomato basil flag is perfect for any patriotic occasion. Bursting with flavor and color this dazzling dish takes moments to put together.

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!

~Wenderly

Fresh Mozzarella Tomato Basil Flag
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Wendy Hondroulis | Wenderly
This fresh mozzarella tomato basil flag is the perfect dish for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or any patriotic occasion. Bursting with flavor and color, this dazzling dish only takes moments to put together.
Ingredients
  • grape tomatoes – washed and dried
  • small fresh mozzarella balls
  • opal (purple) basil leaves- rinsed and patted dry
  • balsamic vinegar for drizzling
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Arrange tomatoes and mozzarella balls into rows on a rectangular plate to make the stripes of the American flag.
  2. Place a square bowl in the top left corner and fill it with the purple basil leaves. This will make the *stars* of the flag.
  3. Serve with toothpicks and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper.

 

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Patriotic Watermelon & Feta Flag

I love the 4th of July! I love everything about it. The parade, the picnics, the friends and family, the fireworks. What I don’t like is rushing around worrying about what I can make for all of the festivities! Last year as I was planning and plotting about what dishes to make for the holiday packed with picnics and parties the thought occurred to me…

Does it really have to be this difficult?

No.

I heard myself say out loud.

Thank goodness this “self discussion” was going on in the comfort of my own home and not in the middle of my local grocery store is all I have to say.

Not only did I talk to myself out loud, I’m quite certain that I clapped & jumped with glee over the idea of a watermelon feta flag as it popped into my head. And blueberries! Don’t forget the blueberries! We just went to Berryfield Farms and picked blueberries so this year my flag will be embellished with delicious, fresh off the bush, blueberries!

I adore watermelon and feta. Have you ever tried it? Sweet & salty, creamy & juicy. The flavors compliment one another in a way that will make your mouth sing (or maybe even talk out loud).

My Yanni introduced me to this decadent duo years ago while on our honeymoon in Greece. And you know what they say,”when in Greece…” so I gave in and instantly fell in love!

These are the fresh and gorgeous ingredients.

Watermelon, feta and blueberries.

I just love the colors and textures together.

Next you’ll need a platter, preferably a rectangle but an oval would work too and a small bowl.

Pour the blueberries into the bowl and place at the top left corner for the stars.

Next, slice your feta because feta makes everything “betta” (at least that’s what I think).

Cut the slices into cubes.

I used one 8oz square of feta.

Don’t ya just want to pop one in your mouth?

I did…………………………………..(don’t tell anyone)!

Next, the watermelon. I used half of a seedless watermelon. As a far as quantity goes for this recipe, it depends on the size of the platter you use. It’s always better to have to0 much than too little because my family is always lurking about ready to dive in, therefore the extras come in handy (don’t mess with mama’s stars & stripes).

It’s all about the stars & stripes when making a watermelon feta flag ya know.

So cut your watermelon into slices.

Trim off the rind.

Cut the watermelon int to strips.

And finally cubes.

Now grab a platter with bowl of blueberries,

and place the watermelon and feta into pretty rows starting with the watermelon until you fill the platter!

Now don’t forget cute little toothpicks for easy not to mention healthy handling of the goods!

And that is my easy peasy patriotic no hassel 4th of July watermelon feta flag!

Hope you enjoy a lovely holiday weekend!

Wenderly

Here’s the easy peasy recipe:

Patriotic watermelon & Feta Flag
 
A sweet & salty refreshingly delightful treat!
Ingredients
  • Half of a seedless watermelon
  • 8 ounces of feta cheese
  • 1 pint of blueberries
Instructions
  1. Cut and cube half of a seedless watermelon.
  2. Cube 8 ounces of feta.
  3. Rinse off 1 pint of fresh blueberries.
  4. Pour blueberries into a bowl, preferably square and place in the top left corner of a rectangle (or oval) platter.
  5. Assemble watermelon and feta into rows, starting with the watermelon.
 
Notes
Serve with a side of toothpicks for easy and healthy handling of the food.