I love all things Caprese (not just the salad, the island, too!).  Caprese salads are so simple and so tasty.  But, they can also be a bit . . . mundane.

So this year, for my holiday feast (which had an Italian theme) I decided to do something different. But what? And then, while I was watching the Curious George Holiday Movie with my favorite five year old, I saw just the thing — Tomato Snowmen!

The Italian chef on Curious George’s street makes them, and they are the Man in Yellow Hat’s favorite.  Curious George tries to make them as a Christmas gift for him, with disastrous results. Thankfully, mine turned out nicely with no monkey business.

Ingredients:

Cherry tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella medallions
Fresh organic basil
Long toothpicks
Balsamic vinegar for drizzling

How I Made Them:

Just as you would expect — stack the tomatoes, with bites of mozzarella and basil in between, on the long toothpicks to make a Caprese Snowman.  Plate and serve as an easy starter.

Caprese Snowmen

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