Cheese makes everything better

by Shawnda on May 12, 2007

in Veggies & Starches

Broiled Caprese Salad

Seriously – everything. Ask my husband. He doesn’t eat tomatoes in any form except salsa and pasta sauce. Transform the tomato slice by adding a slab of smoked mozzarella, fresh chopped basil, some olive oil, and minced garlic and stick it under the broiler – consider that tomato consumed.

Broiled Caprese Salad

I’ve always eaten Caprese Salad cold but a small block of leftover smoked mozzarella cheese begged for a more fitting end.

Hot Caprese Salad
1 medium tomato, sliced into 1/4-1/2 in slices
4 oz smoked mozzarella, sliced 1/4 in chunks
olive oil, for drizzling
small handful fresh basil, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced

Mix the garlic, basil, and some oil together. Build the caprese salad from the bottom up: 1 tomato slice, 1-2 chunks of smoked mozzarella, pinch of the chopped basil/garlic mixture. Place tomatoes onto a baking sheet and place under the broiler for about 3 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble and ooze. Remove from oven, drizzle with olive oil, and enjoy!


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jerry May 12, 2007 at 6:42 am

Oh now that’s just not fair! That looks incredible!


2 rachel May 12, 2007 at 7:23 am

Yum! I love this idea.


3 Chris May 13, 2007 at 1:52 pm

you’re genious! Love this one!


4 kevin May 16, 2007 at 2:45 pm

Yes, cheese is sorta nature’s perfect food. I just returned from Greece where every menu includes its version of either fried cheese (yummm!) or grilled cheese (in planks–not like the sandwich). Those Greeks know how to eat!


5 jann May 17, 2007 at 5:39 pm

A great dish-something new to show the Italian cooks that blog-hot caprese!Looks delicious-thanks for sharing……..


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