Greetings, Pad Scrappers!
Today, something fun for your Friday. I’m going to teach you how to make ladybugs for lunch.
Wait! Don’t run away– these are the yummy kind… like a mini caprese salad. Here’s how:
You’ll need medium sized tomatoes, basil leaves, whole black olives, a whole ball of mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and q-tips (yes, q-tips).
First, slice the mozzarella into semi-thin slices:
Arrange the cheese on a platter and lay a basil leaf on each one:
Then, slice each tomato in half as shown (from top to bottom):
Slice each olive into four parts as shown:
Add the tomatoes and olive parts to the leaves as shown:
Immerse a q-tip in vinegar and gently tap it on to the tomato to make dots:
(p.s. don’t forget the best part about olives)
For many of us, it’s still warm enough to enjoy this on a hot day. My kids will each eat four to six ladybugs for lunch. It’s fun to watch people react when they tell them they ate ladybugs for lunch. :)