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Traditional Italian Caprese Salad with a few intriguing options Recipe

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This recipe for Traditional Italian Caprese Salad with a few intriguing options, by , is from Joey Pavia personal favorites for 44 years, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joseph Pavia

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Traditional - 1 lb. Fresh Mozzarella Log into 16 slices, 2-3 large tomatoes, (heirloom, vine, big??) into 16 slices, micro basil or baby basil leaves, ⅓ cup chopped red onions, balsamic glaze, EVOO oil,
salt, fresh cracked black pepper

Peach & Tarragon - 16 slices Mozzarella, 3-4 peaches or nectarines into 16 slices, ⅓ cup fresh tarragon
leaves, sugar, white balsamic

Watermelon & Radicchio - 16 slices Mozzarella, 16 thin watermelon wedges, 16 small radicchio leaves,
chopped red onion, EVOO oil, lime zest

Spicy Mango & Cilantro - 16 slices Mozzarella, 16 slices mango (2-3 mangoes), ⅓ cup cilantro sprigs,
⅓ cup chopped almonds, 1 cup cilantro, cup EVOO, cayenne or chile limon seasoning

Cantaloupe, Bacon & Sprigs - 16 slices Mozzarella, 16 slices cantaloupe, cup cooked bacon, cup
sprigs, honey

Directions:
Directions:
Preparing any of these combinations will all begin the same, alternating the first two ingredients (chilled)
suggesting a square plate platter, 4 rows - row 1 & 3, start with Mozzarella, row 2 & 4, start with 2nd
ingredient or a rectangular platter, 2 rows - row 1 start with Mozzarella, row 2 start with 2nd ingredient

Traditional - Alternate mozzarellas and tomatoes, sprinkle onions, basil, fresh pepper, drizzle glaze and
EVOO.

Peach & Tarragon - Alternate mozzarellas and sliced fruit, sprinkle tarragon, sugar, drizzle balsamic

Watermelon & Radicchio - Alternate mozzarellas and watermelon & radicchio, sprinkle onion, drizzle
oil and lime zest

Spicy Mango & Cilantro - Alternate mozzarellas and mango slices, sprinkle sprigs, almonds, drizzle
blended cilantro and EVOO (strained), final sprinkle cayenne & seasoning

Cantaloupe, Bacon & Sprigs - Alternate mozzarellas and cantaloupe slices, sprinkle bacon, sprigs,
drizzle sweet honey

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
great salad treat, try all the combinations

 

 

 

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