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Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Stackers: Best Salad Recipe 2023


Tomato, mozzarella, and basil stackers: a brilliantly simple recipe

Tomato, mozzarella and basil stackers recipe
Here she blows. Using my stacker rings to great effect yesterday at another Rutherford and Kennett BBQ. And this was one of the dishes and what a cracker she was too. Looked amazing, tasted sublime – yep this one was well worth it and so easy.

As you may have seen in previous blogs I have made salads with mozzarella, tomato, balsamic etc. But today an idea popped into my head as I was preparing for an impromptu BBQ with the Rutherfords. In my hand, I had some tomato, mozzarella, basil, and stacking rings. I know I’ll do a salad, but let’s stack the salad using my rings. Therein were created tomato, mozzarella, and basil stackers.

A vertical tomato, mozzarella, and basil stackers salad – pretty damned impressive I think. You will ultimately need food stacking rings or something equivalent – or you could even try this with a very steady hand. Go on give it a go.

You will need the following ingredients for a family of five:

  • 10 tomatoes thinly sliced,
  • 1 packet of sweet basil,
  • 3 packets of buffalo mozzarella thinly sliced,
  • 1 bottle of good-quality Balsamic vinegar,
  • Olive oil, and
  • Salt and cracked black pepper.

This is so easy, so impressive, and the taste… well, suffice to say it is WOW. Over to you to decide…

In the stacker ring goes:

  1. Sliced tomato,
  2. Slice of cheese,
  3. A couple of ripped basil leaves,
  4. Sliced tomato,
  5. Slice of cheese,
  6. A couple of ripped basil leaves,
  7. Slice of tomato,
  8. A little basil leaf,
  9. Remove the stacker ring,
  10. A drizzle of olive oil,
  11. A drizzle of Balsamic vinegar, and
  12. A sprinkle of sea salt and cracked black pepper.

That is it. I have to admit I do like my tomatoes a little saltier, so, of course, I add more salt. Try it. Make your own tomato, mozzarella, and basil stackers. I served on a platter – about 4 at a time. They truly did look amazing. They all disappeared, so must have been good. I have to admit, so very good!

Tomato, mozzarella, and basil stackers – Enjoy!!!

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What’s good about this Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Stackers Recipe?

Tomato, mozzarella, and basil stackers are a delightful and visually appealing appetizer that highlights the freshness of these simple yet delicious ingredients. This dish is inspired by the classic Italian Caprese salad, which traditionally consists of sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. In the stacker version, these ingredients are layered on top of each other to create a beautiful and elegant presentation.

To make tomato, mozzarella, and basil stackers, start by slicing ripe and flavorful tomatoes into thin rounds. Next, thinly slice fresh mozzarella cheese, and pick some fresh basil leaves. To assemble the stackers, layer a slice of tomato, followed by a slice of mozzarella, and then top it with a basil leaf. Repeat this process to create a tall and visually appealing stack.

The stackers are typically seasoned with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper for added flavor. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the stacks to enhance the taste and give them a tangy twist. The result is a refreshing and delightful appetizer that’s perfect for any gathering or special occasion.

These tomato, mozzarella, and basil stackers are not only delicious but also nutritious. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, mozzarella provides a good source of protein and calcium, and basil adds a burst of fresh herb flavor. It’s a perfect appetizer option for those looking for a light and healthy starter.

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