Easy Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella Caprese, the Italian dish that screams Summer. Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and herbs make this the perfect side dish, appetizer or even main course. You are going to love it.
Yes you read that right! And I know what you are thinking, this woman is going Caprese crazy. Well, just a tad and I really can’t help it, I live in Italy. But this Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella Caprese is exactly the caprese you are looking for, trust me.
I was so excited about making and eating this dish that I forgot to take a couple of ingredient photos, so too bad I remade it! I can’t say anyone complained.
This is one of those quick and easy but isn’t that cute ideas. If you use a couple of large fresh mozzarella it would probably be enough for 4 to 6 people.
My first recommendation would be to let the fresh mozzarella drain for about 20 minutes in a sieve over a bowl. While it is resting and draining, you could start chopping the tomatoes, celery, onion and some wonderful perfumed basil.
Italians have a wonderful way of expressing, that herbs and food don’t have a smell they have a perfume. Perfect in my opinion, especially in regards to basil. You know summer has arrived when you smell basil in the air.
Easy Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella Caprese
Hollow out your fresh mozzarella, be gentle you don’t want to rip it. The hollowed out cheese will be mixed in with the tomato ingredients, tossed with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and then the hollowed out mozzarella will be filled with this delicious Caprese filling.
Easy Stuffed Fresh Mozzarella Caprese could easily become the perfect side dish for any summer barbecue, make it really yell summer and serve it with some Bruschetta. Buon Appetito!
- 1 large and 1 medium fresh mozzarella
- 12 cherry tomatoes or 2 or 3 medium to large ripe but firm tomatoes seeded and chopped
- 1/4 small onion chopped
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon oregano 3/4 gram
- 1/4 teaspoon salt 1.35 grams
- 4-5 leaves fresh basil chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil 30 grams
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 14 grams
Place the fresh mozzarella in a sieve over a bowl for approximately 20 minutes. Carefully hollow out the mozzarella, chop the excess mozzarella.
In a medium bowl combine, chopped excess mozzarella, chopped tomatoes, onion and celery, oregano,salt, chopped basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, toss gently together.
Fill the hollowed out fresh mozzarella with the caprese mixture, serve the extra caprese mixture on the side. Enjoy!