Praise Caprese with 6 Twists on Tomato Salad

By: Alyse Whitney
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An easy way to add Italian flair to your next shindig is with vibrant red, white and green food. Transform classic caprese salad  — aka layers of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil — into bite-sized  Caprese Salad Skewers (pictured above), sliders, fruit-and-cheese plum caprese and more.

Check out five more of our favorite inventive versions of caprese below.

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos' simple update uses creamy Burrata cheese and multicolored heirloom tomatoes.

A Plum Caprese Salad on the table for breakfast, as seen on Cooking Channel's Dinner At Tiffani's, Season 1.

Photo by: Adam Rose ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Adam Rose, 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Tiffani Thiessen takes the Burrata Caprese a step further with champagne-balsamic vinaigrette and fresh mint.

Grill up tiny burgers and top them with sun-dried tomatoes, melted mozzarella and basil for an easy appetizer or light dinner.

Fill up on farro, a hearty grain, with an added punch of briny flavor from Kalamata olives.

THREE CHEESE CAPRESE CALZONE Kelsey Nixon Cooking Channel Balsamic Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, Olive Oil, Ricotta Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Basil Leaves, Tomato Sauce, Active Dry Yeast, Sugar, Bread Flour

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Kelsey Nixon's gooey, cheesy calzones are stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, tomatoes and basil — plus a tangy balsamic glaze.

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