Heirloom Tomato Caprese Verrine

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Heirloom tomato caprese verrine
This post is the result of two facts:

1. I love Caprese salad.  It’s not a secret; I have a blog where half the recipes are about something Caprese.  What can I do? It’s a great flavor combination.

2. Verrines are all the rage in the French food blogs right now.  Food in a glass – why not? Anything I could have just put on a plate I can put in a glass and it’s automatically four times fancier.  I’d do it more often except that our kitchen’s still packed up for the remodel so I only have these glasses handy and, let’s face it, you’ve seen a lot of food in these glasses already.

Anyway, here it is: Heirloom Tomato Caprese Verrine –  as delicious as any Caprese salad but way fancier because it’s in a glass.  Snarkiness aside ,it actually was kind of fun to eat these out of the glasses.  Give it a try and impress your friends. :-)

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Verrine

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 verrine

Calories per serving: 110

Fat per serving: 7.2

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Verrine

Ingredients

  • 2 c heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1/4 c basil leaves, finely chopped plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 oz burrata cheese

  • Sweet Balsamic Glaze
  • 1/2 c apple juice
  • 1/2 c balsamic vinegar

Instructions

Prepare balsamic glaze by combining apple juice and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

Combine tomatoes, chopped basil, olive oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Divide between 4 glasses and top each with 1/2 ounce of burrata. Spoon 1 tbs of balsamic glaze over each glass and garnish with additional basil.

Nutritional Information

Calories 110 / Total Fat 7.2g / Saturated Fat 2.5g / Trans Fat 0.0g / Cholesterol 10mg / Sodium 49mg / Potassium 240mg / Total Carbohydrates 6.9g / Dietary Fiber 1.0g / Sugars 5.4g / Protein 3.3g
Weight Watchers Points: 3 / Points Plus: 3

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Comments

    • Maggie Jones says

      Haha! I’m with you – this salad is kind of screaming for a big, crusty hunk of bread, huh? I guess we just have to spoon it out :-)

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