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Hasselback Tomato Caprese

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Hasselback Tomato Caprese
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Hasselback Tomato Caprese

Yeah, that's right. Tomato caprese in Hasselback potato-style with a balsamic drizzle – perfect for eating al fresco!

Ingredients

4
Roma tomatoes
1
pre-sliced log fresh mozzarella cheese
10
large basil leaves, torn in half
1/2
cup balsamic vinegar
1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  • 1 Thinly slice each tomato, being careful not to cut through the bottom.
  • 2 Cut each mozzarella slice in half, creating half moons.
  • 3 Layer a piece of basil on top of each mozzarella slice and wedge it between each tomato slice.
  • 4 In the meantime, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil and cook until thick, 4 minutes.
  • 5 Drizzle the vinegar and oil over the tomatoes and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • 6 Serve immediately.
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Tomato caprese in Hasselback potato-style with a balsamic drizzle – just in time for eating al fresco!

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

I like it when food is pretty. 

Pretty food makes my eyes sing. Makes my heart leap. Makes my pants giddy. Makes my throat shimmy. Makes my hands sweaty. Makes my – oh, I need to wrap this up? K.

There's just not much on this earth prettier than a dang hasselback caprese salad. AmIrightoramIright. The reds, the greens, the whites, the pops of black. It makes my eyes sing. My heart leap. My pants gid - ugh, okay.

Let's do this!

 

Hasselback Tomato Caprese

Take four roma tomatoes. My fingers accidentally typed 45 at first. You could take 45 tomatoes if you want. It's your prerogative. 

 

Hasselback Tomato Caprese

Thinly slice them, but not all the way through! Just towards the bottom, like this. 

 

Hasselback Tomato Caprese

Then you buy one of those pre-sliced logs of mozzarella because you have twins and zero time to slice your own cheese. The end. 

 

Hasselback Tomato Caprese

But I guess you DO have time to tear some basil leaves. 

 

Hasselback Tomato Caprese

And slice the mozzarella cheese in half. And then stuff stuff stuff the cheese and basil leaves in the tomato slices. 

 

Hasselback Tomato Caprese

In the meantime, you've reduced some balsamic vinegar in a little pot and are now drizzling it and some olive oil over each Hasselback like a champ.

 

Hasselback Tomato Caprese

Pretty, huh? Are your pants giddy? 

Thought so.

 

Bev thinks 45 was a good idea. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
69.6
Daily Value
Total Fat
3.5g
5%
(
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
)
Sodium
40.4mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
7.9g
3%
(
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
,
Sugars
6.4g
)
Protein
0.8g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
14.60%
15%
Calcium
1.80%
2%
Iron
2.60%
3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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