We have been snowed in the past few days, so I used what I had on hand to whip up one of our favorite snacks yesterday. I have served this at cocktail parties and as a simple appetizer and it always gets gobbled up and lots of compliments. It is so quick to make and and fresh alternative to many of the dips you find during the holiday season.
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled or small cubes
6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Crackers for serving
In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and oil. Add the tomatoes, olives, feta, and basil. Stir gently. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes for flavors to develop.
I triple the recipe for parties.
To cut the basil easily - http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Chiffonade/