Sweet Heart Backyard Beauty Napoleons

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Ingredients (10)

  • 4 Backyard Beauties Tomatoes
  • 2 Medium Eggplant
  • 3 4oz. Buffalo Mozzarella Balls
  • 3oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 12 Large Basil Leaves Chiffonade
  • 1 Tablespoon 8-Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 cups Baby Lettuce Mix
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper

Summary

An ideal appetizer for Valentine’s Day using fresh, local Backyard Beauties tomatoes from Backyard Farms in Maine.

Instructions

  1. 1Peel the eggplant and slice in 1/3rd” rounds. Marinate the eggplant with olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper and ½ of the basil. Grill the eggplant until cooked through then cool.
  2. 2Slice the Backyard Beauties and mozzarella the same thickness as the eggplant. Gently toss the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese with remaining basil, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. 3Stack the eggplant, mozzarella and tomatoes in any order and as high as desired. Place the napoleons over the baby lettuces. Drizzle the napoleons and greens with a bit more olive oil and the aged balsamic vinegar.
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