Caprese Style Hasselback Roma Tomatoes

"‘Tis the Season for Caprese fa la la la la la la la la Hasselback Roma Tomatoes ala Caprese Style."
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  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 25, 1/4 inch slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • cracked black pepper, to taste
  • pinch of red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store-bought pesto
  • Pinch of salt


  • Step 1

    Cut a little slice off the bottom of each Roma Tomato so it sits flat.

  • Step 2

    Then cut 5 slits in each tomato being careful not to cut all the way through the tomato.

  • Step 3

    Stuff each slit with a piece of mozzarella and basil.

  • Step 4

    Season with cracked pepper and red chili flakes.

  • Step 5

    Don’t salt until you are ready to serve them as the salt will draw out extra moisture. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil with top pesto and serve!