Eyes-of-Newt

The eyes have it with these ghoulish appetizers, a simple idea with carrot "pupils" inside herb-flecked mini-mozzarella balls.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

2
containers (8 oz each) fresh ciliegini mozzarella cheese (cherry-size balls) (about 2 cups)
12
ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4
cup light olive oil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon white vinegar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Make small cut in center of each cheese ball; insert carrot slice.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Stir in stuffed cheese balls.
  • 3 Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors. Stir after 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

The marinade ingredients can be mixed in a 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag instead of a bowl. Add stuffed cheese balls to the marinade mixture.

For extra convenience, look for jars of chopped garlic in the produce department.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.