Sunday, March 25, 2012

Avocado Mozzarella Insalata Caprese Appetizer With Creamy Blue Cheese Balsamic Dressing

An addictive easy appetizer you and your guests will love !


2 large roma or vine ripe tomatoes (rinsed) cleaned and diced
2 avocados (rinsed) cleaned and diced
2 cloves of garlic minced fine
Optional: calamata olives sliced or wrinkled black Italian olives
8 oz fresh mozzarella ball or already sliced mozzarella cheese rounds
Sauce:
1 cup blue cheese dressing or light sour cream (see below for recipe)
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
Sprigs of fresh Italian Parsley or Basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix the blue cheese with honey and vinegar set aside.
In the meantime:
Dice tomatoes . Clean avocado and dice, plus remove seed and peel. Cut mozzarella in rounds or you can buy it already sliced, mine wasn't pre sliced. Arrange slices on serving platter, mix the diced tomatoes, avocado, garlic and olives and place on top of the cheese slices. Sprinkle with pepper.  Drizzle with sauce. Garnish with  fresh basil or parsley.





Fabulous Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
1 cup (8 ounces) Hellmann's mayonnaise
1/2 cup (4 ounces) sour cream
2 tablespoons cold water
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
7 ounces best quality blue cheese, crumbled 

Mix all together and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.
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