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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". :)
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
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.
What a beauty! Even better than the traditional caprese, for the added pesto. I used balsamic vinaigrette and will stick to that.
I almost never have fresh basil in the house because I find myself throwing it out a lot, however I do almost always have some homemade pesto in the freezer, so I love this recipe. Now I can enjoy a nice Caprese salad any time. Thank you.
This was a lovely salad and tasted great, too. I didn't even have grape tomatoes, but it was still nice to look at. Used a balsamic vinaigrette and home-made pesto. Made for ZWT7 - Count Dracula and his Hot Bites