Monday, September 14, 2015

"Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - Bite-Sized Caprese Salad

This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - Bite-Sized Caprese Salad. The perfect Meatless Appetizer made with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella Balls, these are sure to please. It's from the PBS/Recipe website which is home to a fantastic selection of recipes and tips. Check it out soon, enjoy!

Bite-Sized Caprese Salad

This bite-sized caprese salad recipe is a great canape, hors d'oeuvres, or appetizer idea.

24 heirloom cherry tomatoes (about 12 ounces)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vincotto
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
24 baby mozzarella balls
24 basil leaves

1 - Prepare a bowl of ice water. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and blanch the tomatoes for about 20 seconds to make them easier to peel. Quickly transfer to the ice water bath to prevent them from cooking and then use a paring knife to peel the tomatoes.
2 - Toss the peeled cherry tomatoes with the salt, vin cotto, olive oil and red wine vinegar and let them marinate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight (in the refrigerator).
3 - When you're ready to serve them, drain the mozzarella and wrap a basil leaf around each ball of mozzarella. Skewer a marinated tomato and then skewer the basil-wrapped mozzarella.
4 - Serve immediately.

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