“Linda’s” Appetizer

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“Linda’s” Appetizer

A new twist on Caprese salad

Course Appetizer
Keyword avocado, cabrese, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, fresh garlic, mozzarella, tomato, white balsamic vinegar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Author Sallyc


  • 1 good sized fresh tomato try to find the best for the season
  • 1 Ball fresh mozzarella either one large ball of the smaller ones, packed in water will do
  • Fresh basil
  • 1 small clove fresh garlic
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • White balsamic vinegar White is a little less acidic than regular and it doesn't turn the rest of the ingredients dark
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Crusty baguette slices


  1. This appetizer looks the best in a decorative glass dish

  2. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into rounds.

  3. Slice the avocado through to the pit around from end to end then hold it with each side in one hand and twist it open. It should be firm enought to then peel the skin off with your fingers. Then slice it in rounds.

  4. Layer the tomato, avocado, mozzarella, and fresh basil in a circle around the dish.

  5. Chop one small clove of garlic and sprinkle over the top.

  6. Drizzle the olive oil over all and then pour the white balsamic vinegar over it (enought to make a bit of a puddle in the bottom of the dish)

  7. Crack black pepper over all

  8. Serve with sliced crusty baguette (for dipping in the dressing "puddle")

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