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Candy Cane Caprese

Ingredients:

-Purchase large heirloom red tomatoes

-Purchase pre-sliced round mozzarella cheese OR sliced squares, then cut with a round cookie cutter

-1 Tablespoon of Calizo’s Taste of Tuscany Herbs or Calizo’s Puttanesca Naturale

-1/2 – 1/4 Cup of Calizo’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon

-Fresh Basil

-1 package of crostini or broil a small loaf of Italian bread with butter and garlic

Preparation:

-Mix all ingredients in a shaker bottle.

-Organize all sliced tomatoes and sliced mozzarella, set aside. Identify a festive board or colorful serving platter, set aside.

-Begin alternating the tomato then the cheese in the shape of a candy cane.

-Add the crostini or broiled sliced bread attractively on the platter or adjacent to the platter.

-Drizzle the Calizo’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon with one of the Calizo herbs (Calizo’s Taste of Tuscany Herbs or Calizo’s Puttanesca Naturale) on the candy cane.

-Serve a small bowl of the herb drizzle on the side in case guests would like more dressing.

-Garnish the serving dish or platter with fresh sprigs of basil.

Enjoy!

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