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Use the Hasselback technique to change up your 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


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1 tomato
146 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 7.3g; dietary fiber 1.5g; sugars 5.2g; fat 10.6g; saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 13.6mg; vitamin a iu 1233.2IU; vitamin c 17.2mg; folate 21.8mcg; calcium 182.8mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 20mg; potassium 317.2mg; sodium 283.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

1 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 medium-fat protein