Halloween is coming up, so here is a simple and delicious recipe that you can serve to family and friends. It is derived from the Italian insalata caprese, which is made of olives, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Visit the Evil Mad Scientist website for more information and photos on how to make this spooktacular dish.
Castelvetrano olives or any bright green olives
Small balls of fresh mozzarella
Standard drinking straw
Fresh basil leaves
Salt & pepper
Slice the ends of the green olives thinly. You will have a disk like shaped piece. Next, use the drinking straw to cut a hole at the center by pushing it down on the olive disk with a light twisting motion. Remove the cut portion using a toothpick.
With the same straw, create a hole in the black olive. Remove the piece and place it on the hole of your green olive. It should fit perfectly. Do this for the remaining olives.
Place the olive irises on the small mozzarella balls. Make sure that two mozzarella balls will fit on top of a tomato slice.
Assemble the caprese by placing a basil leaf and then top it with a tomato slice. Put the mozzarella eyeballs over the tomato. Drizzle it with olive oil and season it with salt and pepper. Serve chilled.
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