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:, May 2017

Carolyn Casner



  • 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.



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;

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