If you're looking to make fresh and authentic Italian appetizers, snacks, or main dishes, it doesn't have to be complicated! The Caprese Salad is a great example. For the classic version, all you need are three fresh ingredients: tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese. (And for an even better flavor, make sure you use the fresh mozzarella cheese and locally grown Hy-Vee Homegrown tomatoes!) Using these classic caprese ingredients, we gave BLTs, Dutch Babies, and Eggplant Parmesan, an easy caprese twist.
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Skip the salad and make these Hasselback Tomatoes for an unforgettable grilled appetizer.
Everything you love about a caprese sandwich plus bacon. What could be bad about that?
Spinach Caprese Dutch Baby
The savory breakfast you always craved. This Dutch baby is packed with fresh veggies and fresh mozzarella cheese.
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Caprese Pasta Salad
Easy pasta salad? Just start with your caprese ingredients and add some pasta balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.
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Caprese-Style Eggplant Stacks
Crispy eggplant layered with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and pasta sauce. YUM.
Caprese Meatball Skewers
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Layered Caprese Pint-Jar Salad
If you're looking for an easy portable lunch packed with fresh Italian flavor, you've just found it!
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