Friday, July 30, 2021

Caprese Salad

Bev mentioned she would like to turn some of our tomatoes into a Caprese Salad so I went on line looking for a recipe and found one I liked from Taste Of Home - I picked it because of the vinaigrette.  I’ve had the normal version with sliced tomatoes and thought it was just so-so and I had a pile of cherry tomatoes from our very prolific plant so I modified the recipe to get the one below.  The original can be found buy clicking on the link along with this pic.

Caprese Salad - Adapted from Taste Of Home

The Ingredients:

2½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved

¼ cup julienned fresh basil leaves

½ pound fresh mozzarella cheese, diced

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

The Directions:

1. Prepare the first three ingredients and add to a bowl.

2. Whisk together the next five ingredients, pour over the tomato mixture, and gently mix well.

The Verdict:

We all thought it was very good and since everything was well coated with the vinaigrette, I much preferred it to the normal version and will definitely make it again soon – have to do something with all those maters.

We served it with grilled eggplant parmesan using the recipe from Every Last Bite for grilled eggplant then topped them with provolone, Rao’s Marinara, and Parmesan.  I hate that I failed to get a shot of my delicious meal.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. nice I eat that everyday for lunch once in a while I add the cheese but not very often just tomato and basil for me. Too high in cholesterol but it surely looks delicious

  2. Larry, Nice adaptation and a great use for those cherry tomatoes. I keep cherry or grape tomatoes around almost all the time as a daily snack food...eating them like grapes. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. I love caprese salad with balsamic vinegar--it's just so good! Your eggplant dish sounds tasty too.

  4. Well that sounds like a great dinner. I've been threatening to make eggplant parmesan and will check out that grilled version. And I love the cherry tomato version of caprese. We're just starting to get home grown tomatoes here in Colorado.


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