Chicken Piccata Meatballs
Yield: 8 side or 24 appetizer sided pieces
Frozen puff pastry makes this dish come together quickly – perfect as a Thanksgiving side or a vegetarian entrée. Cutting the squash into thin ribbons allows them to roast while the tart bakes, cutting out an extra step. Serve this in small squares for an elegant appetizer or with a simple green salad for an easy fall lunch.
This simple appetizer takes the flavors of Caprese salad and adds the always delicious element of melted cheese. To adapt the Marinated Tomatoes, swap the basil for other herbs and the vinegar for other acids (lemon/lime juice or other vinegars) to change the flavor profile and make it work for any cuisine. Tomatoes keep well in the fridge for a few days.
This summer salad is a great use for the zucchini that many gardeners are overrun by each summer. To change the flavor profile, swap out the vinegar for another acid and the herbs for any other leafy herb. This salad is best eaten right away but the dressing can be prepped the day in advance. Aleppo pepper is a Syrian dried and ground red pepper that adds a small amount of heat and a nice fruitiness to the salad. Freshly ground black pepper would be a nice alternative.