Patty’s Caprese Salad

Patty's Caprese Salad

 

Patty's Caprese Salad
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Patty's Caprese Salad

This savory dish is loaded with fresh tomatoes, olives, basil, and "Rawcotta" cheese to please any Italian-dish lover.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 10 tomatoes
  • 3 cups fresh basil
  • 3 cups Patty's Rawcotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • pinch salt
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • crushed black pepper
  • ~13 favorite olives

Instructions

  1. Slice tomatoes and arrange on a large plate or platter
  2. Wash and chop basil and cover tomatoes with it, leaving a ring of about ¼ inch red tomatoes on the outside.
  3. Mix 3 ¾ rawcotta cheese with rosemary.
  4. Plop teaspoons full of rawcotta-rosemary cheese onto each tomato at the outside of the plate and then working into the center of the dish on some of the tomatoes forming a nice circle of tomatoes that have cheese on them (probably about 2/3 of the tomatoes will have cheese).
  5. Make a simple dressing in your high-speed blender with garlic cloves, vinegar, ¼ cup of rawcotta cheese, pinch of salt and two pitted dates.
  6. Drizzle the simple dressing over the dish.
  7. Place olives on some of the tomatoes that have cheese.
  8. Grind fresh pepper over top of dish, serve, and enjoy!