Mini Caprese Salad

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Mini Caprese Salad.mini caprese saladToday is this blog’s first anniversary.tomatoes to make mini caprese saladSo, I decided to toast with something different.mozzarella pearls to make mini caprese saladThis is my mini Caprese salad.boxwood basil to make mini caprese saladIt’s made with little mozzarella pearls, so cute that they are only one third of the size of a regular bocconcini.

mini caprese saladTo pair with the cute mozzarella pearls, I picked this cute mini tomatoes from our San Diego tomato plant, so tiny that they are only one fourth of the size of a regular cherry tomato.mini caprese saladNo need to they are the cutest, sweetest tomatoes ever.mini caprese saladAnd to make everything the same cute size, I picked the tiniest basil leaves from my Boxwood basil plant.mini caprese saladMy Mom used to cook mini foods to feed me and my sister Andreína during summer vacations.
mini Caprese saladShe served the mini foods in little china dishes, the same my sister and I used to play with our dolls.mini Caprese saladTo make the salad even more festive, I served it in these glasses that are between a flute and a Martini glass. Isn’t this cute? Ah, and this salad was part of our picnic menu last Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl!
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Mini Caprese Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup of mini cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cup of mozzarella pearls
  • ½ cup of fresh basil leaves divided
  • A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove pressed with the blade of a knife
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt

Instructions

  • In a food processor, process half of the basil with the garlic, salt to taste and olive oil to make the salad dressing.
  • In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, mozzarella, red pepper and the rest of the basil. Add the salad dressing and stir until combined.
Course: Salads
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Enri
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