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Avocado Caprese Salad with Balsamic

Ingredients: 16 oz grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes 6-8 oz fresh mozzarella 1 avocado 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped 1 tbsp Bella Nonnas Basil Infused Olive Oil a pinch of salt and pepper 1 tbsp Bella Nonnas 18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Instructions: Slice grape tomatoes into halves and cut avocados into small pieces. Drain liquid from fresh mozzarella and pat dry. Cut fresh mozzarella into halves (optional). Slice fresh basil into thin strips. Bring grape tomatoes, avocados, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil into a large bowl. Add sweet basil extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Bring everything into a serving plate or bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve and enjoy!

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Sliced Caprese Salad

Ingredients: 4 large fresh tomatoes. Or 12-14 cherry tomatoes. 5 tablespoons Bella Nonnas Ultra Premium EVOO or Basil Olive Oil Dash of Salt and fresh ground pepper 2 tablespoons Bella Nonnas ~Private Reserve~ Denissimo  Balsamic Vinegar 14 leaves Basil  1 package of Fresh mozzarella cheese packed in water Instructions: Thinly slice tomatoes and arrange around perimeter of plate. Slice mozzarella into silver dollars and place on each tomato. Top with a sprig of basil Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste serve. Cooking Time : 0 Servings : 4-6

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