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I've decided to stick with the adult party theme for the rest of this particular Halloween season, so today's tutorial is a scummy, creepy twist on a classic Italian appetizer: caprese salad. Whip this up for your guests, and it's sure to be the most impressive thing at the party!

The basil comes into play infused into olive oil, which serves as the murky swamp water. Balsamic caviar plays the role of frog spawn floating around in the swamp with gelled vinegar worms. The final touch is a pair of dismembered [mozarella] eyeballs, complete with attached [tomato] nerve root...  Plus, you'll find that the 'caviar' is so addictive that you'll want to keep a jar on-hand to throw into your regular dinners and salads!

Step 1: Materials

  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • Olive oil
  • Agar powder - I found some at an Asian grocery.
  • Fresh basil
  • Boncconcini mozarella
  • Sliced green olives
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Tall glass or jar
  • Fresh cherry or roma tomatoes
  • Black pepper
  • Tomato paste or red food coloring
  • Toothpick or paintbrush
  • Dropper

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