Make-Ahead Appetizers for Every Summer Get-Together
'Tis the season for easy-breezy snacks you can assemble hours (or even days!) in advance.
Photo: Georgia Glynn Smith
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A Tried and True Use for the Quintessential Summer Fruit
Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil are a beloved trio for a reason: the sweet fruit combined with the creamy cheese and a pop of citrusy, herbaceous freshness is hard to beat. All you need to make these sandwiches on toothpicks are cherry or grape tomatoes, baby mozzarella (aka bocconcini), olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, basil leaves and a fistful of toothpicks. Assemble them a couple of hours ahead, arrange them on a platter and refrigerate, covered, until you're ready to serve.
Get the recipe: The Italian Job