California Love- Hasselback Caprese
Recipe Type: Appetiser
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Serves: 2
Caprese at it's best, with a Hasselback twist.
  • large heirloom tomato, cleaned
  • 5-8 large basil leaves
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • good olive oil, about 1 Tbls.
  1. Place a ½" wooded spoon on either side of the tomato. The spoons are used as a barrier so to not slice all the way through the tomato but rather to fan it out. If the ends of the tomato are higher than the spoons, so when they are sliced the knife cuts all the way through, than slice the ends by eye so to not cut all the way through.
  2. Make ½" slices across the top of the tomato.
  3. Cut ½" slices of mozzarella.
  4. Neatly stuff a slice of mozzarella and leaf of basil between each tomato slice.
  5. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  6. Drizzle olive oil over the whole dish. Garnish with a basil bud.
  7. Enjoy and repeat!
Recipe by Honest Cooking at