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    Festive Caprese Salad Wreath

    Festive Caprese Salad Wreath. Photo by Zurie

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    Zurie's Note:

    This is not really a recipe, so rather use the picture as a guide! Use both sliced and whole tomatoes, and try to get different-sized types. I made this for our hot-weather Christmas lunch, but it would be perfect for any occasion. We get the mozzarella balls in a light brine and the pretty white balls look great with the tomatoes, but you could cut up any good-quality mozzarella. The pesto was a nice bright green, but by the time I took the picture it had darkened somewhat. Quantities are guesses: I had a lot of tomatoes and more or less "arranged" them to taste. A large white round platter would be best to use -- I could not find one in time, so used a pale green one.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash and dry the tomatoes.
    2. 2
      Slice the large ones neatly in thickish slices; do not peel.
    3. 3
      Slice some of the larger grape tomatoes in half and keep others whole.
    4. 4
      Arrange the slices of tomato and the different-sized tomatoes in a circle, preferably on a large white platter.
    5. 5
      Drain the mozzarella balls (preferably a large and a small size), and arrange to your taste between the tomatoes.
    6. 6
      Drizzle vinaigrette dressing over the tomatoes and mozzarella. (Alternatively, you can toss the prepared tomatoes and the mozzarella in a bowl with the dressing, and then arrange it around the platter).
    7. 7
      Place the pesto in the centre.
    8. 8
      Garnish with sprigs of fresh basil, or use fresh oregano, which is equally good.
    9. 9
      Put the sea salt flakes in a small bowl and ask guests to season their own salad.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 15, 2013

      55

      Your Festive Caprese Salad Wreath was a "Beauty to Behold & a Crowd Pleaser"! Made for our annual Family Reunion & BBQ. Because of the number of people attending I used an extra large platter but was guided by your recipe and picture guide. I needed to use more of everything. I did line the platter with baby greens and used a mixture of red, yellow and purple tomatoes. I, also lined the outer edge of the platter with slices of large tomatoes. (used for hamburgers) I kept the vinaigrette close by for all and saved the greens from wilting. Thank you Zuri for "saving me" from making the "same old - same old salad". :)

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    • on June 04, 2011

      55

      Lovely look. A good idea to use brined bocconcini as mentioned in the introduction, mine were not, just in water so I added flaked sea salt on top before serving. Made a vinaigrette with a little of the Pesto I used for the center added to it. Made for ZWT7 Italy, for my team Food.Commandos

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    • on July 09, 2008

      55

      How perfect! I love a caprese salad when it's hot, which it is here! I used a mix of green and purple basil, and red, yellow, and purple tomatoes, figuring the color was nice and summery, but if there are good tomatoes to be had this Christmas, I may make it in the reds and greens you show. The pesto is a great touch. I had always done this with oil and vinegar before, but I love it with pesto. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Festive Caprese Salad Wreath

    Serving Size: 1 (115 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 137.2
     
    Calories from Fat 84
    61%
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 22.4 mg
    7%
    Sodium 186.2 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.7 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 3.5 g
    14%
    Protein 8.0 g
    16%

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    fresh mozzarella balls

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