Seriously, who doesn't need an Eyeball Caprese Salad for Halloween? Who? Just imagine a whole platter of caprese eyes staring back at you. Creepy, but cute.
Melissa over at Alosha's Kitchen sent me this recipe to fuel my Halloween madness. Thanks for thinking of me Melissa!
The original recipe Melissa sent used these fabulous Italian, Castelvetrano olives. They have an incredibly bright green skin, making the eyes look really alive. However, I live in a town that doesn't even carry decent women's underwear, so finding Castelvetrano olives was pretty much NOT going to happen. But I did happen to have some Spanish Queen olives stuffed with pimentos in the cupboard, so they would have to do.
This salad is great because you just pick up the basil leave and wrap it around the other ingredients and take a bite. It's like salad finger-food. Kids will love them but so will adults. And it just doesn't get any simpler to make something like this.
All you need are basil leaves, Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and a drizzle of olive oil. Maybe a sprinkle of salt and freshly ground pepper.
I'd show you how to make this but I think it's pretty self-explanatory!
My awesome friends Lisa, Lori, Wendy and Becky gave this to me as one of my many, many Birthday gifts this year. It's nice to have friends who don't try to control your obsessions but just roll with them. Thanks guys. I love these little sinister-skull-headed-cocktail-forks. They are perfect for Halloween appetizers. If you must have them, head on over to Pottery Barn, they've got you covered.