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
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
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.
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.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
7/28/21 event date