Use the hasselback technique to upgrade plain caprese salad with this fun twist! Cutting partially into the whole tomato creates openings to layer in fresh mozzarella cheese, basil and a balsamic drizzle for tons of flavor in this unique vegetable side dish recipe. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2017

Carolyn Casner
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place tomatoes cored-side down on a cutting board. Make 8 cuts down each tomato, slicing almost to the bottom (or core) but not all the way through. Carefully transfer the tomatoes to a serving platter. Fill each cut alternately with mozzarella and basil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and balsamic glaze.

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Tips

Tip: Balsamic glaze is balsamic vinegar that's cooked until it's very thick. Look for it with other vinegars in well-stocked supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; 10.6 g total fat; 3.2 g saturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 283 mg sodium. 317 mg potassium; 7.3 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 6.3 g protein; 1233 IU vitamin a iu; 17 mg vitamin c; 22 mcg folate; 183 mg calcium; 20 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2019
I have made this but added a small scoop of chicken or tuna salad to make this a nice light lunch! Great either as side or a main! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
This was perfection the perfect ratio of tomato cheese and basil. It looked beautiful fancy and like it took effort but was super easy. Definitely saving the balsamic tip for future recipes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2017
Such a fun simple side idea for summer bbq parties. Read More
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