One of my favorite side dishes/appetizers to make during the holidays is a caprese salad. For starters, it is a beautiful dish. It is so bright and fresh looking and its red, white and green coloring is perfect for the holidays (especially Christmas). Next, I love how simple and easy it is to make. I purchase a few blocks of mozzarella cheese, vine tomatoes and some fresh basil, then assemble it onto a platter. I also purchase extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which I place on the side for everyone serve themselves. It is also nice to have salt and pepper as well, so I usually place those four items next to the platter so that everyone can make their salad the way they like it best.
I highly recommend this dish if you are a guest at someones holiday party, or if you just need a good side to go with your dinner for some upcoming parties. It is perfect all year round, just extra beautiful for the holidays! Give it a try!
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