Summer Garden Aperitif
This is a great appetizer or side dish to a variety of different things you could make on a summer afternoon or evening. It goes well with both a light-bodied red wine or a cold, white variety. Adjust proportions as needed. This will make enough to feed two.
- 1 medium or large zucchini
- 1 tomato, medium or large
- Fresh mozzarella
- Fresh basil leaves
- Freshly ground black pepper
First, thinly slice the zucchini into however many pieces you need (8 are pictured), arranging on a plate or platter. You'll have leftover zucchini, unless you're feeding a LOT of people.
Next, slice the tomato as normal, then cut each slice in half so that it fits atop each zucchini slice. Then, place a thin, half slice of fresh mozzarella next atop each zucchini, topping them with a fresh basil leaf.
Drizzle the olive oil over the slices, then use your pepper mill to crack some fresh black pepper over them. Serve immediately.
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