Chorizo and Mozzarella Antipasti recipe

This is a fantastic dish to serve at the beginning of a long, Italian-style dinner party, or as a light lunchtime nibble. It’s a really simple recipe that can be adapted depending on what ingredients you’ve got to hand in your store-cupboard – you can swap the beef tomatoes for cherry, the mozzarella for cheddar and the chorizo for pepperoni.


  • 1 large chorizo sausage
  • 4 balls of buffalo mozzarella
  • 4 beef tomatoes
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Cocktail sticks


  1. Remove the skin, if there is any, from the chorizo and finely slice it.

  2. Slice the mozzarella into slices about half a cm thick.

  3. Slice the beef tomatoes into slices about half a cm thick.

  4. Pick the largest basil leaves you can find from the stalks and give them a quick wash to pep them up.

  5. Beginning with the basil leaves, start to make towers in this order: basil leaf, tomato, mozzarella, chorizo. Poke a cocktail stick through the centre of the tower and place it on a greased baking tray.

  6. Season the stack well and drizzle with olive oil.

  7. Place under a hot grill until the mozzarella is just slightly melted.

  8. Remove the cocktail stick to serve.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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