Adding some truffle to Toast Tuesday. Today, we’re giving a classic Italian recipe a probiotic twist. Our Truffle Cheese Caprese Toast switches out the traditional mozzarella in favor of our probiotic-powered Lifeway Farmer Cheese. The soft cheese adds a mild, tangy flavor and accentuates the sweet taste of garden-fresh cherry tomatoes. Spread atop a slice of perfectly crisp sourdough, we add a teaspoon of black truffle and blend it with rich, herby pesto. It’s an easy-breezy Caprese that makes a great midday snack or a wonderful appetizer for an outdoor dinner party.
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- 1 slice of sourdough, toasted
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 3 slices of prosciutto
- 1 tsp black truffle
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 2 tbsp pesto
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt and pepper
- balsamic glaze
- 2-3 basil leaves
- Slice cherry tomatoes into 3-4 pieces and add to a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside. Toast sourdough.
- In a medium size bowl, add Farmer cheese, minced garlic, and black truffle. mix together until all incorporated, set aside. Dice prosciutto.
- On the toasted sourdough, layer on the diced prosciutto, farmer cheese mixture, pesto, cherry tomatoes, balsamic glaze and basil leaves. Enjoy!