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I'm Ever Ready to take on new challenges. I enjoy experimenting with recipes and exploring a variety of cuisines. have an elementary and middle school teaching background. Some of my special interests include; writing, poetry, picture books, reading biographies, traveling, being at the lake, and exploring the Southwest region. I value time spent with family and friends.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad
Cook's notes: Use a narrow long platter and alternate ingredients as shown in picture. Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar was used in this caprese salad/appetizer. Pair with Artisan bread and your favorite white wine.

  • 1 bag of spinach leaves with stems removed
  • 3 large tomatoes, vine ripened, sliced and patted dry on a paper towel
  • Torn basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Slices of mozzarella cheese,cut diagonally
  • Arrange spinach leaves on bottom of platter.
  • On top of spinach, place cheese and tomato slices.
  • Sprinkle tomatoes with sea salt and pepper, torn basil leaves.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and grate the salad with Parmesan cheese.
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  1. My son taught me how to make this a few years back, a slightly different version, but still simple and tasty.

  2. This is my all time favorite salad. It is something about it. I have not seen it with spinach so I will have to give it a try. This is the perfect summer salad. #trafficjamweekend


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