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Pesto, Mozzarella Polenta Appetizers: Guest Post by Strands of my Life

A wonderful recipe for Pesto, Mozzarella Polenta Appetizers by the talented Suzanne of Strands of my Life!


  • A small pot of great quality pesto or home-made
  • 1 big slice of ham
  • Several small mozzarella balls
  • 2 to matoes
  • 500 ml water
  • Polenta


  • Boil the water and very slowly, mixing all the time, pour in polenta until it thickens and stirring becomes tough. Then stop pouring in polenta, let it cook until it is smooth to the taste, stirring all the while. Instant polenta will be quicker than the classic polenta.
  • Remove and immediately pour onto a big chopping board.
  • Smooth it out as much as possible to an even thickness – about ¾ inch/2cm.
  • Using a small glass, cut out rounds and oil them lightly.
  • Put them onto a hot grill and leave until grill marks appear. Do both sides.
  • Slather on a little pesto and top with a small piece of ham, a ¼ of a slice of tomato and ½ a tiny bocconcini mozzarella.
  • Place under the grill for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve with a lovely cold glass of wine.


Recipe is a guest post by Strands of my Life