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Fun Finger Foods - Cut 1 cm off the cherry tomatoes, remove the seeds. Fil w/ the tomatoe tapenade and finish w/a mini mozzarella ball. Put on a skewer. In a small bowl, mix the x virg olive oil, lemon zest & parsley. Roll the skewers in the oil, put in a serving vase or platter.
♥ Caprese: Take a whole tomato and cut slices into it (about 1/4″ thick) without cutting all the way thru the other side. Insert a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese and a basil leaf in between each slice. Once the tomato is stuffed (it should “fan” out a bit) drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the top. Drizzle it with your favorite sea salt – and voila! An update to everyone’s favorite caprese salad!
Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction makes a perfect weeknight or special occasion meal!
Caprese Skewers ~1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 bunch basil leaves 8oz fresh mozzarella cheese Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling 2-3 dozen long toothpicks/skewers ~Slice tomatoes in half. Slice mozzarella in chunks. Slide mozzarella on toothpick. Fold basil leaf in half or thirds,nestle next to mozzarella. Slide tomato on bottom of skewer, Drizzle lightly w/vinegar.
Caprese Tart with Roasted Tomatoes:Ingredients for the roasted tomatoes •10 tomatoes, sliced into 1cm slices •2 tablespoons olive oil •5 sprigs fresh thyme •sea salt flakes •pinch of sugar •black pepper for the tart •1 roll, ready-made puff pastry, defrosted •200g buffalo mozzarella/fior di latte, sliced into ½ cm slices •1 egg, beaten •fresh basil leaves