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Caprese Cheese Board

CAPRESE CHEESE BOARD

5 from 2 reviews

Impress your guests with this stunning Caprese Cheese Board loaded with juicy NatureSweet Tomatoes, Bocconcini, an assortment of olives, soppressata and fresh mozzarella on a bed of arugula and drizzled with a simple balsamic vinaigrette.

Ingredients

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  • 1 container of NatureSweet Constellation™ (I also add in a handful of NatureSweet Cherubs®)
  • 1 fresh mozzarella ball
  • 12 ounce container bocconcini
  • 8 ounces olives (I like to use a variety)
  • A few handfuls of arugula
  • 810 slices sopressata
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil plus additional for garnish
  • 12 tablespoons pine nuts for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Start by layering a bed of arugula on a 9×12 platter (or roughly that size platter).
  2. Place the mozzarella ball in the center and then arrange all the tomatoes, olives, bocconcini around. Lastly tuck in slices of the sopressata.
  3. If not serving right away cover it tightly with plastic wrap and pop it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. Before serving drizzle with vinaigrette. (See below)

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. Add olive oil, balsamic and basil to a small mason jar.
  2. Cover and shake well.
  3. Set aside at room temperature until ready to use.
  4. Shake well before drizzling over platter.

Notes

I tossed in a small handful of pine nuts just for a little crunch and for presentation. I like this for when you get you get to the bottom of the platter and you got the arugula in the vinaigrette with the crunchy pine nuts. It’s like a little salad but it’s totally optional.