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Tomato Basil Towers Recipe
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Tomato Basil Towers

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"This is a copy of an appetizer at my favorite restaurant. Its so easy to make, the presentation is impressive and it is a good alternative to green salad!"

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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Place 4 tomato slices on a serving platter or individual plates. Place 3 pieces of basil, 1 teaspoon of gorgonzola, and 1 teaspoon goat cheese on top of each slice. Repeat 3 or 4 times to create towers. Then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and oil, and top with gorgonzola.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 25, 2005

Didn't bother making these as towers but instead just put on a big platter and served it that way. Beautiful presentation. Used blue cheese crumbles instead of gorgonzola. I think I did put too much cheese on this one but loved the fact that two cheeses were used. The goat cheese made the gorgonzola creamier tasting. Very simple to prepare. You will look like a gourmet chef after making this one.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 16, 2007

I used fresh mozzarella cheese & substituted red wine vinegar in place of balsamic. Marinated 3 hrs. Very strong basil taste.


11 Ratings

Aug 06, 2007

I am not a fan of strong flavored cheese, so prefer fresh mozzarella instead for the traditional caprese salad flavors. Loved the presentation though, very impressive.

May 21, 2007

This was so delicious. The only change I made was to use garlic-infused olive oil. It looked beautiful too. This is quick, easy, and elegant enough for company. Thanks so much!

Jun 07, 2008

LOVED IT! I subbed fresh mozzarella for the gorgonzola cheese, since I prefer a lighter cheese. Used lots of basil and balsamic, too. It was gorgeous and refreshing. I will make this again.

Jul 06, 2006

I love this recipe! But I used slices of fresh moz instead of gorg and goat cheese (although I will definately try those sometime...sounds heavenly!) and also use roma tomatoes as they are not very juicy when making small appetizers. Yummy!

Nov 02, 2011

I made a version of this with sliced tomatoes sliced feta cheese, sliced apples bacon sprinkle Blues cheese dressin thinned out with gin or vodak.

Sep 04, 2008

I would leave off the goat cheese or only use a small amount


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  • Calories
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 35.9 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 719 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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