Get ready to elevate your appetizer game with Hasselback Caprese Salad! This delightful twist on the classic Caprese salad features roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. With its beautiful presentation and burst of flavors, this Italian-inspired appetizer is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or looking for a quick and easy appetizer to satisfy your taste buds, Hasselback Caprese Salad is sure to impress!
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Hasselback Caprese Salad (Tomato, Mozzarella, & Basil)
- – 5 roma tomatoes
- – 1 lb fresh mozzarella cheese
- – 1 oz fresh basil leaves
- – Balsamic glaze for drizzling
- – Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
- – Salt to taste
- – Black pepper to taste
- Begin by carefully slicing the roma tomatoes using the Hasselback technique. Place the tomatoes, with the flattest side down, on a cutting board. Make vertical cuts along the tomato, being careful not to cut all the way through. The cuts should be about 1/8 inch apart.
- Slice the fresh mozzarella cheese into thin slices.
- Insert a slice of mozzarella cheese into each slice of the tomato, taking care to keep the slices open.
- Arrange the stuffed tomatoes on a serving platter.
- Sprinkle the fresh basil leaves over the tomatoes.
- Drizzle balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil over the salad.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!