Pan seared provolone with mixed microgreens and Ontario strawberries

By Afrim Pristine
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Afrim Pristine shows us his best pan-searing tricks for provolone with this creamy dish topped with a delicious balsamic and basil dressing made with fresh Ontario strawberries. 



Pan seared Provolone

  • 1 slice (2 inch) mild provolone

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 pint fresh strawberries
  • 20 ml aged balsamic vinegar
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • Small handful fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Handful of fresh mixed microgreens or good quality baby greens


Pan Sear the Provolone 

  1. In a medium-size pan on med/high heat, pan sear provolone for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Then place to the side.

For the Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

  1. Slice strawberries thinly and toss gently in olive and balsamic. 
  2. Add a few pinches of salt and pepper and chopped basil. Stir with a spoon to incorporate all flavours.

To Serve

  1. On a large dinner plate, put seared provolone in the centre of the plate. Pour marinated strawberries on top of the cheese and garnish with microgreens. Enjoy!

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