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a platter of roasted beet caprese towers garnished with fresh basil

ROASTED BEET CAPRESE TOWERS


  • Author:Charlotte Fashion Plate
  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 hour
  • Total Time:1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield:4 servings 1x

Description

For a unique twist on a favorite Italian salad, try out this recipe for Roasted Beet Caprese Towers with a Spicy Orange Vinaigrette. Honestly, roasted beets never tasted so good!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large-sized red beet
  • 1 large-sized golden beet
  • 1 TBLS olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 2 TBLS chiffonades of basil
  • 2 TBLS shaved Parmesan
  • 1/3 C halved cherry tomatoes

FOR THE SPICY ORANGE VINAIGRETTE:

  • 2 1/2 TBLS olive oil
  • 1 1/2 TBLS golden balsamic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 TBLS fresh orange juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 tsp orange blossom honey

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°.
  2. Scrub the beets. Cut off each end.
  3. Place the beets on foil. Drizzle on the olive oil. Season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  4. Tightly wrap the beets in foil and place on a baking pan. Roast for about an hour, or until you can easily stick a skewer through the center.
  5. While the beets are roasting, whisk together all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Reserve.
  6. Once the beets are roasted and cool enough to handle, peel the skin.
  7. Slice the beets to about 1/2″ thickness.
  8. Begin building the towers. Start with a roasted beet. Season with a touch of kosher salt and black pepper. Top with a slice of fresh mozzarella and basil leaf. Alternate with the second variety of beet. Season again. Add another slice of fresh mozzarella and basil leaf. Top with a final slice of roasted beet.
  9. Add the halved cherry tomatoes to the plate, or platter.
  10. Drizzle everything with the spicy orange vinaigrette.
  11. Garnish with fresh chiffonades of basil and shaved Parmesan.

Notes

SEE POST FOR TIPS!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:1 Tower

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