Valentine’s Day Caprese Salad

Valentine's Day Caprese Salad

Here’s a creative idea to bring Valentine’s Day to your dinner table.  I made a traditional
mozzarella and tomato salad with a twist.  Easy to make and delicious to eat.

 

Valentine's Day Caprese Salad

 

1 package of Bel Gioioso Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
5 equal sized tomatoes
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
freshly grated pepper and salt to taste
bunch of fresh basil leaves
small heart cookie cutter

 

Valentine's Day Caprese salad ingredients

 

Using cookie cutter, cut out mozzarella hearts.  I like to use the pre-sliced mozzarella. This helps
make the hearts all the same thickness and size.

 

Valentine's Day Caprese Salad

 

Using a serrated knife cut equal sized tomato slices.

 

Valentine's Day Caprese Salad

 

Pour vinegar into small pot. Turn kitchen fan on to help with the strong vinegar fumes. Bring to
simmer over medium-high heat then turn down heat to keep at a low simmer. It will take about
10-15 minutes to thicken and reduce.  When the vinegar is able to stick and coat the back of a
spoon, it is ready.

 

Valentine's Day Caprese Salad

 

On a platter, make a pattern alternating tomato slices, basil, and fresh mozzarella.

 

Valentine's Day Caprese Salad

 

Drizzle balsamic reduction, and olive oil.  Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

 

Valentine's Day Caprese Salad

Easy! Done! Enjoy!

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Valentines Day Caprese Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 package of BelGioioso Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
  • 5 equal size tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin Olive oil
  • ½ Balsamic Vinager
  • freshly grated pepper and salt for taste
  • small heart cookie cutter
  • bunch of fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Using cookie cutter cut out mozzarella hearts. Using a serrated knife cut equal size tomato slices.
  2. Pour vinegar into a small pot. Turn kitchen fan on to help with the strong vinegar fumes.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat then turn down heat to keep at a low simmer.
  4. It will take about 10-15 minutes to thicken and reduce. The vinegar should be able to stick and coat the back of a spoon to know that it is ready. On a platter make a pattern alternating tomato slices, basil leaf and fresh mozzarella. Drizzle balsamic reduction, and olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 289 Fat: 23g Saturated fat: 9g Unsaturated fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 5g Sodium: 402mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 14g Cholesterol: 45mg

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