Caprese Sweet Paprika Mediterranean Diet Recipe

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https://www.pureplatesrecipes.com/air-fried-mediterranean-salmon/Everyone knows the famous Caprese salad but what if it went one level further but incorporating delicious sweet paprika pepper!? Then you would have your new favorite dish! So grab a fork and get ready to dig into this awesome twist on an Italian classic with this Caprese Sweet Paprika Mediterranean Diet Recipe!

What You Caprese Sweet Paprika Mediterranean Diet Recipe Will Love About This Recipe

 

Twisted Classic – Caprese salad is a fresh Italian classic but one thing it lacks is a little pop and what better way to add some zing than with gorgeous fresh paprika pepper!? Paprika peppersare a Mediterranean favorite with plenty of sweet and peppery flavor and just the thing Caprese has been missing!
Peppery Punch – The flavor of sweet paprikas, cheese, and fresh herbs is so welcome and tasty that you will want to enjoy this recipe all the time.
Mediterranean Magic – Mediterranean cuisine is all about freshness and great ingredients, that’s why I love this peppery Mediterranean-inspired recipe!
Five-Step Favorite – In only five steps you can make a gorgeous, gooey, cheesy, melty, and totally delicious side or main dish for the whole family!
● Deliciously Easy Ingredients – The tasty ingredients in this dish come together to make an unforgettable flavor that won’t cost you too much money, time, or trouble.

EQUIPMENT

Baking Dish – This lovely salad gets a light toast in the oven, so have a medium-sized baking dish or lined baking sheet ready for this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

Paprikas – Paprika peppers are long red peppers largely grown in Hungary. They are known for their bright color long shape, large size, and uniquely sweet and spicy flavor. Most paprika peppers are grown to be made into spice but when enjoyed fresh they have a lovely bold and mildly sweet flavor.

These tasty peppers can be just the thing for your health. They have plenty of fiber for digestion but possibly the most noteworthy component in paprika is called capsaicin. This chemical is present in all peppers and it has a powerful anti-inflammatory nature that can help with pain management and swelling.

Tomatoes – Fresh slices of tomato bring juicy freshness to the recipe. They are loaded with sweet and vegetative flavors that please practically everyone’s palate! To make this dish pop choose medium-sized tomatoes like Roma or plum tomatoes for their firm texture and perfect size.

Mozzarella Balls Amazingly soft and smooth mozzarella is the cornerstone of any Caprese recipe. It has the mild and soft cheesy flavor you need to make a decadent Mediterranean dish. Balls of fresh mozzarella are the best choice for this warm and melty pepper-centric dish!

Fresh Basil – Leaves of fresh basil bring a wonderfully sweet herbaceous, and leafy aroma to this classic update. Basil doesn’t just smell great, it tastes so fresh and leafy that it’s practically irresistible. Also, basil is packed with free radical-fighting antioxidants so a little of this fresh herb can go a long way toward warding off preventable diseases.

Olive Oil – Awesome olive oil coats all the ingredients in a thin layer of fat so when they bake everything gets lusciously tender and golden brown.

Pine Nuts – This fresh and crunchy ingredient is actually seeds from pine trees. They have a distinctive piny flavor and behind their crunch they have a satisfying tenderness inside. Pine nuts also bring plenty of iron, magnesium, and protein to the dish.

Salt and Pepper – Sea salt and black pepper are just the thing to highlight the naturally sweet and savory flavors in this dish.

Expert Notes

● To store, cool the dish completely and then move the saucy beef to an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
● To reheat, microwave the leftovers up to or pop the whole dish back into the oven and bake it until warm in the middle.

Caprese Sweet Paprika Mediterranean Diet Recipe

Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

Caprese Sweet Paprika Mediterranean Diet Recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 2 sweet paprikas
    • 6 small tomatoes
    • 2 mozzarella balls
    • A handful of fresh basil leaves
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tbsp pine nuts
    • Pinch of salt and pepper

    Instructions
     

    • Step One - Cut the paprika pepper in half, deseed, and wash them.
    • Step Two - Cut the tomatoes into thin slices.
    • Step Three - Cut the mozzarella into thin slices.
    • Step Four - Place the paprika peppers in a baking dish and start filling the peppers with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil leaves. Repeat this until the peppers are completely full.
    • Step Five - Drizzle the olive oil, salt and pepper, and pine nuts over the filled paprikas and bake in a preheated oven until the cheese is golden brown.
      Caprese Sweet Paprika Mediterranean Diet Recipe

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    Keyword Baked, Low Calorie, Low carb, Mozzarella, Quick & Easy, Vegetarian

    Thank You

    Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope you try this tasty Mediterranean Diet recipe and that you enjoy it as much as my family and I did! When you make this dish, please be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

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