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Thursday 10 September 2015

I Thought I Saw A Lady Bird / Bug Caprese Salad !


Lady Bug Caprese Salad. 
cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil leaves, and mozzarella
and the dots.... are spots of thick balsamic vinegar!

This is such a fun idea ... you really must give it a try. Loved by adults and children alike!

There is really no recipe... this is an assembly. Sort of what you see is what you need. Mozzarella sliced, basil leaf (you can split the stem to look like antennae), cherry tomato sliced halfway up and spread a bit to make the wings, lay an olive to make the head.  The olive can be put on two ways... either you slice a tad off the cherry tomato's "neck" and then scoop out a bit... then lay the olive into the slight cavity, or... you can slice the olive in half (lengthwise) and just sort of suction-cup it to the tomato.... you might even poke a hole in the olive and 'shove' the basil stem through, then split it to make antennae. Done.

Original idea here

Don't you just love them!

All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...

What a cute idea, I am sure the kiddies would love them too. Have a happy day!

Jo said...

They're such fun. I don't like olives though, I'll have to think of something I can substitute them with, perhaps grapes?

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Yes, love them! I'm pinning this for future reference!

Debbie said...

this is right up my ally and so doable for me right now!!!!!

DeniseinVA said...

How cute is that! Now I know what appetizer will be on the menu the next time I have friends over. Thanks Jan!

Martha said...

How cute is this! So creative. And tasty :)

Carla from The River said...

Cute - a perfect after school snack. Thank you for sharing.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comments much appreciated, just to let you know Jan and Eddie are working away from home for a few days.


Anonymous said...

Lovely idea for the children



Lowcarb team member said...

As Graham said ... Eddie and I were away working for a few days, so it's been lovely to come back and read your comments.

These are such fun and both adults and children like them!

Eileen - yes, they are so cute!

Jo - yes, I'm sure you could substitute grapes instead of olives.

Amy - so pleased you like them.

Debbie - do enjoy them, tasty and fun!

Denise -I'm sure your friends will appreciate these as an appetizer.

Martha - creative, cute, tasty and fun ! A great combination.

Carla - glad you liked the idea.

Jane - yes, children and adults enjoy these.

Once again, many thanks for taking time to comment.

Hoe you are all having a good weekend.

All the best Jan