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