Today, I wanted CHEESE! I saw knew it the minute I walked down that dairy aisle at Publix, that my cart would not leave the store without it. I am on Weight Watchers, so I also knew that I couldn’t just eat a block of cheese (although it passed my mind more than once.) I remember a pin I saw (which you can find here) and I decided I would try to wing it and get the ingredients I thought it called for. Well, of course, I forgot something as always – fresh basil. I did have some ground basil so I had to make do.
I weighed out 2.5 ounces of fresh mozzarella pearls, dropped that into my oil sprayed dish, and sprinkled basil on top.
Next, I added tomatoes and red onion, since I had some diced and figured, why not? Then I put it into the microwave for 1 minute- I couldn’t wait for it to bake in the oven. I needed it NOW!
Like the recipe suggested, I felt a little frisky and poured some balsamic on top (GREAT idea!)
It was oh so good- I paired it with a few Melba toasts and it really did the trick! I think adding fresh basil would have added a little more flavor but even without it, it was perfect! I think this will be added to my afternoon snack list from now on, especially when I’m feeling “cheesy.” Wow… That really just happened…