Friday, August 12, 2016

Individual Caprese Stack




We had a beautiful night for our birthday barbeque to celebrate Melissa turning 23. (I forgot to take a picture of the birthday girl - darn) It was perfect timing before the hot and humid weather hit and we were able to sit outside until late in the evening, enjoying a lovely dinner, dessert and champagne (Melissa's favorite). Sometimes the best nights are the most simple and just involve family around the table on a perfect summer night.

One of the things I prepared was simple in its perfection too and oh so delicious. It's the perfect way to serve the farm fresh tomatoes available at their peak right now. Rather than make a Caprese Salad like I usually would, I decided to make Individual Caprese Stacks and they were so pretty on the small white plates I have in my dish stash. I think an individual serving can make a simple recipe, even more special.



To put together, slice a perfectly ripe tomato so you have two slices per serving. Slice mozerella in 1/2 inch slices. Layer cheese and tomatoes on small plate with tomato on bottom and top. Drizzle with good quality olive oil. Lightly drizzle with a balsamic reduction. Sprinkle with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Garnish with ribbons of fresh basil. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful weekend :-)


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  1. Beautiful and so tasty!! I love making that salad, but never thought to do individual servings! Much more special that way. Awesome!

  2. Looks scrumptious. I could eat this 7 days a week. Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Birthday to Melissa!

    The recipe looks delicious!

  4. Perfect simple side dish for my husband and I, especially now with all of the wonderful farm fresh tomatoes!

  5. There is nothing better than a fresh tomato paired with fresh mozzarella. Yum!!!

  6. I just pinned this recipe!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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