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Almost Caprese Salad - On A Stick


This dish is a winner when Snowy Palms throws a shindig; a platter of them gets hoovered up faster than a Milk Dud at a fat camp.

While not a Caprese Salad due to the substitution of balsamic with lemon juice and the addition of prosciutto, plus it's on a stick, it still qualifies to be labeled great.  If you can find fresh made mini bocconcini cheese then you can really kick it up a few notches, but for us mere mortals who can't purchase locally produced fresh bocconcini or mozzarella for that matter, Saputo minis are a great alternative. Oh to be close to Edmonton's - The Cheese Factory for the fresh cheeses, especially the cheese curds on Friday's...


1 package (19) cocktail sized Saputo Bocconcini

19 fresh grape tomatoes
19 pieces of fresh basil leaves
19 pieces of sliced prosciutto

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Drain the bocconcini

Add the dried oregano, dried basil, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper

Toss well then set aside to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour

Assemble the salads-on-a-stick starting with the tomato, prosciutto, fresh basil leaf then finish with the marinated bocconcini.

Place finished salads-on-a-stick on serving tray then spoon remaining marinade over the finished pieces and garnish with some small basil leaves. If you wish this would be the time to lightly drizzle some balsamic vinegar on them if you so desire.

This is sofa king good it should be a lot harder to make.
 
Snowy Palms Resort

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