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Watermelon Caprese

Using watermelon instead of tomatoes makes this a softer less acidic dish than traditional Caprese. Fresh lemon zest adds a refreshing splash of brightness.

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Ingredients

For the salad:

You will also need:

Instructions

  1. Cut 24 watermelon rounds from the watermelon slices using a 2 inch fluted cookie cutter.
  2. On individual plates OR a large serving platter, alternate layers of mozzarella, uncured meat and watermelon rounds until all are used up.
  3. Season to taste and sprinkle with fresh basil.
  4. Use a Microplane or similar to zest the lemon, sprinkling over the salad(s).
  5. Drizzle generously with extra virgin olive oil to serve.