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Caprese Salad with a Twist

Caprese Salad with a Twist Recipe | French Culture & Lifestyle Blog | A Taste of Paris

Caprese salad is always a winner. It’s so simple to make and when tomatoes are in season, there is really nothing better.

This version of Caprese has a little twist. Of course I used plenty of fresh mozzarella cheese. Loads of tomatoes, both heirloom and tiny flavor bomb tomatoes that are as sweet as candy. Basel cut in a chiffonade, plucked right from my spring garden. The platter was drizzled with good olive oil and dusted liberally with fresh ground pepper and a good amount of Fleur de Sel.

You may be asking yourself, what’s the twist? The last addition was a hearty sprinkle of balsamic vinegar pearls. When you put them in your mouth, they pop with tons of sweet acidic flavor that is the ideal finishing touch to a lovely caprese salad.

Caprese Salad

3-4 large ripe heirloom tomatoes sliced ¼ inch thick

½ cup Flavor Bomb cherry tomatoes cut in half

8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese sliced ¼ inch thick

3-4 sprigs fresh basil

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar pearls

Fleur de Sel to taste

Pepper to taste

Arrange tomatoes and cheese on a platter.  Cut basil in a chiffonade and sprinkle over the dish.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Scatter the balsamic pearls over the dish and dust it with salt and pepper.  Serve at once.

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Meet Lorie Fangio

Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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