Candy Cane Caprese Salad

Candy Cane Caprese Board

This Candy Cane Caprese Board is a fun and easy way to impress your holiday guests! 

Instructions
  1. Slices of fresh mozzarella are layered with slices of fresh tomato to form a candy cane shape on whatever rectangular display board or platter that you have available. A rimmed board or platter is optimal, but use whatever works.

  2. Serve with a garnish of fresh basil leaves, a dish of balsamic glaze, olive oil and toasted baguette slices. A sprinkle of sea salt finishes things off. It’s basically a caprese salad that has been whimsically shaped on a board.

    Notes
    Be sure to display small appetizer plates and forks. Guests can layer their own to make a mini caprese appetizer from the candy cane caprese board.

    Use your best extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette for drizzling and dipping. 

    Optional
    How to make Balsamic Glaze:

    Add 1 cup of balsamic vinegar to a small pan, and heat over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer (stirring occasionally). It will reduce into a thickened syrup to about 1/4 to 1/3 cup. Remove from heat and let cool. 

 

Source: Recipe Girl

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