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Artichoke Caprese Platter

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

12 servings

I dressed up the classic Italian trio of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil with marinated artichokes. It looks so yummy on a pretty platter set out on a buffet. Using fresh mozzarella is the key to its great taste. —Margaret Wilson, San Bernardino, California
Artichoke Caprese Platter Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (7-1/2 ounces each) marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Directions

  1. Drain the artichokes, reserving 1/2 cup marinade. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, oil and the reserved marinade.
  2. On a large serving platter, arrange the artichokes, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil. Drizzle with vinaigrette. If desired, sprinkle with coarsely ground pepper.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 192 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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