SALTED CAPRESE CAKE

SALTED CAPRESE CAKE

SALTED CAPRESE CAKE is a no-bake savory cake perfect as an appetizer or in a buffet when you want something tasty and fresh to serve in the hot season and you don’t feel like spending time cooking.

For the base you can use crackers, breadsticks, and even rusks, if they don’t contain sugar, just pulverize them in the mixer.

Once you have prepared the base and left it in the fridge or freezer to harden, you will be ready to fill it with a layer of Genoese Basil Pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves.

The final result will be a savory Caprese perfect for the summer without cooking, light but tasty at the same time, colorful and spectacular.

A middle ground between a savory pie and an extremely easy and quick to prepare salad that you can customize for example by adding aromatic herbs such as basil or parsley to the base, modify the filling by adding other vegetables or tuna in oil, change cheese and use fresh goat cheese instead of mozzarella or whatever your imagination suggests.

A summer savory cake that is good to eat and beautiful to look at, suitable for all seasons but especially in summer, incredibly easy and quick, without cooking and which can be prepared in advance.

A recipe that you absolutely must try that will win you over at the first bite!

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  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Rest time30 Minutes
  • Serving4
  • Cooking methodNo cooking
  • CuisineItalian

Ingredients

For the base:

170 g breadsticks (or crackers)
90 g unsalted butter
2 tablespoons basil (chopped)

For the filling:

125 g mozzarella
2 tomato
200 g pesto sauce
1 pinch black pepper
q.s. salt

633,67 Kcal
calories per serving
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  • Power 633,67 (Kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 35,38 (g) of which sugars 3,08 (g)
  • Proteins 14,75 (g)
  • Fat 48,02 (g) of which saturated 20,52 (g)of which unsaturated 26,27 (g)
  • Fibers 2,94 (g)
  • Sodium 1.166,34 (mg)

Indicative values for a portion of 100 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.

* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov

Tools

Mixer
Bowl
Pan

Steps

Savory Caprese Base Preparation

Place crackers in the mixer and chop finely. Transfer to a bowl, add melted butter and mix with a spoon. Add chopped parsley to the mixture.

Pour mixture into a pan and press with the back of a spoon and create a 2 cm border. Leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Preparation of filling

You can prepare Genoese Basil Pesto at home or buy it. If you buy ready-made Basil Pesto, choose one of excellent quality.

Take the base from the fridge, remove from the mold, spread a generous layer of Genoese Basil Pesto on the base. Cut tomatoes and let excess liquid drain. Season tomatoes with salt and a drizzle of oil.

Arrange tomatoes on top of the Pesto layer, alternating tomatoes with slices of mozzarella. Decorate with a few drops of Genoese Basil Pesto and basil leaves.

NOTE

To remove the base of the cake from the mold I recommend passing the blade of a slightly moistened knife along the entire perimeter of the cake tin before removing it.

To prepare the base of the savory cake you can use crackers, breadsticks, sugar-free biscuits, savory croutons.

STORAGE

Salted Caprese can be kept in the fridge covered with cling film for a maximum of 2 days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

what is savory caprese cake?

Savory Caprese Cake is a middle ground between a savory pie and an extremely easy and quick to prepare salad that you can customize for example by adding aromatic herbs such as basil or parsley to the base, modify the filling by adding other vegetables or tuna in oil, change cheese and use fresh goat cheese instead of mozzarella or whatever your imagination suggests.

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