Your kids are going to love whatever food you prepare in tower form! It's only the coolest way to present and eat food! For an appetizer that's fast, easy and delicious, turn to these towers of cheese and tomato from Catering Pro Andrea Correale. Learn how to make them at home for any occasion with this tomato and cheese tower recipe!
6 large Red Beef steak tomatoes; sliced
4 large balls of buffalo mozzarella
3 cup Fresh basil leaves;
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
4 cloves garlic chopped
6 tablespoons pine nut
1 cup Romano cheese (grated)
2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 round cookie cutter ( same size as tomato slice)
Balsamic Glaze (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a food processor bowl or blender, combine basil, salt, pepper, garlic, pine nuts, Romano cheese and olive oil at a high speed until it has a pureed consistency. This will create a great creamy pesto sauce for your tower.
Cut buffalo mozzarella in 1/4 slices, then cut out a perfect sized circle with the cookie cutter.
Layer the plate with tomato, then mozzarella smeared with pesto sauce, then repeat until you create a tower. Garnish the top of the tower with fresh basil leaves or some chopped cherry tomatoes with onions tossed in balsamic dressing.
Drizzle some balsamic glaze on the plate for extra flavor (optional). You could also season each tomato slice with salt and pepper to taste as you are stacking them (optional).
Enjoy this recipe for any occasion: summer party/BBQ, birthday, holiday party, etc..the possibilities are endless! It is simple to put together and is a perfect side dish to any dinner gathering! Your guests and your kids will love this food tower presentation and especially its taste!