Stuffed Caprise Tomatoes


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This is the most wonderful appetizer during fresh tomato season. This appetizer is so easy to make and so good!

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Stuffed Caprise Tomatoes Recipe:

Recipe Type: Appetizer, Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Basil
Yields: 10 servings
Prep time: 20 min


Ingredients:

Basil Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
10 plum or Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, cut into small cubes*
Extra virgin olive oil


Preparation:

Prepare Basil Vinaigrette; set aside.

Halve each tomato lengthwise; scrape out the insides with a spoon and discard insides.

In a small bowl, combine mozzarella cubes with a little olive oil. Fill tomato halves with mozzarella cubes.

To serve, drizzle Basil Vinaigrette over the top of the mozzarella cubes in the tomato shells and place on a large serving plate.

Makes 10 servings.
 


Basil Vinaigrette:

1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon Sherry Wine Vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

In the blender, add basil, olive oil, lemon juice, wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard; Blend until mixture is a bright emerald green and slightly thick.

NOTE: The vinaigrette can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Serve at room temperature.





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