This post is sponsored by Galbani® Cheese. All comments and opinions are my own.
I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy a nice caprese salad. Besides being visually appealing, the traditional combination of flavors is as bright and striking as the dish itself. I also love how simple it is. With just a few common, easy to find ingredients, you can create a delicious appetizer that will have people coming back for more.
One of the fun things about a caprese salad, though, is that because there’s no cooking involved, it’s not hard to tweak the recipe and make it your own. So why not shake things up completely? With this Citrus Caprese recipe, all you have to do is swap the tomato for fresh citrus slices and the olive oil for some honey and you’ve turned a savory salad into a sweet treat the whole family can enjoy.
- (2) 8 oz. Galbani Fresh Mozzarella Balls or 16 oz. Log
- ½ cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp. fresh orange juice
- 1 tsp. honey
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- Assorted oranges (cara cara, navel, blood oranges), peeled and sliced
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Heat vinegar, orange juice, and honey over medium heat until bubbling. Lower heat to medium-low and reduce.* Take off heat and set aside.
- Toss almonds with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 6 minutes. Set aside.
- Arrange orange and fresh mozzarella slices in overlapping layers on a platter.
- Drizzle balsamic reduction over mozzarella and oranges.
- Sprinkle with toasted almonds, garnish with fresh basil, and drizzle with olive oil to taste.
For this unique take on a caprese salad, it all starts with Galbani 1882 fresh mozzarella cheese.
Galbani fresh mozzarella has a delicate taste and moist, soft texture that makes it perfect for pairing with slices of fresh, juicy citrus like oranges and grapefruit. Of course, it’s also essential for a hot and cold sandwiches, pizza and antipasti platters and much more.
And because Galbani fresh mozzarella is available pre-sliced in either an 8-ounce ball or 16-ounce log, it’s no sweat to adjust this citrus Caprese recipe as needed. Grab a ball if you’re expecting a smaller gathering, or pick up a log or two to make several plates for a crowd-pleasing spread.
One of the things I like most about this recipe is that you can enjoy it just about any time of day. Serve it with sausage or bacon and some toast for a nice, light breakfast or brunch option. It’s also great as a healthy mid-day snack when you’re craving something sweet and light. Or pair it with your favorite wine for some easy after-dinner entertaining.
If you’re ready to give this recipe a try, be sure to stop by the Publix Deli and check the specialty cheese section for delicious Galbani Cheese. Both the fresh AND block varieties of Galbani mozzarella have been upgraded from the dairy case to the deli. It’s quick and easy to grab the cheeses you need for your favorite meals and recipes.
Choose the fresh mozzarella when you need a soft, delicate cheese that’s perfect for snacking, fresh salads and any delicious Caprese salad… including that amazing Citrus Caprese.
When you are baking or cooking with mozzarella, Galbani block mozzarella is the cheese to choose. Galbani block mozzarella has a lower moisture level than the fresh cheese, allowing for easier slicing and shredding making it perfect for a variety of hot dishes. It’s a must-have ingredient for tasty casseroles, pasta bakes, lasagna, grilled cheese and more!
No matter which type of mozzarella you need, you’ll find delicious Galbani varieties in the deli at your local Publix.
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