Health

Colorful Summer Caprese Salad

July 30, 2014
Β Hello Everyone! =)
Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite summer lunches. It’s delicious, healthy, and SUPER easy.
I have a crate of organic fresh fruits and veggies (from a local farm) delivered every saturday.
This week, there were some beautiful heirloom tomatoes in the crate, and I decided to make one of my favorites, Caprese Salad.
There are so many ways to make Caprese. I personally start by just cutting large tomatoes into simple wedges.
I also cut out the core
I had some beautiful cherry tomatoes, so I cut those in half and added those also.
Restaurants use various forms of soft mozzarella in a Caprese, but I particularly enjoy the texture and flavor of burrata mozzarella. I purchase mine from Whole Foods.
To dress the Caprese, I love a fresh pesto. Pesto can be purchased from most local grocery stores, but I will link a fresh recipe (here) if you’re interested.
Olive Oil and Vinegar
Pinch of maldon (coarse) salt and pepper
Garnish with Pine Nuts
Garnish with fresh Basil
Β I enjoy this with a glass of fresh brewed passion fruit iced tea.
Recipe:
3 Large Herloom Tomatoes
3-4 Tablespoons Burrata cheese
Pesto (Recipe Here)
Pinch of Coarse Salt
Pinch of Black Pepper
Olive Oil and Vinegar mixed together
Fresh Basil (optional to garnish)
Pine Nuts (optional to garnish)
What are some of your favorite summer time lunches?
xo, Rachel

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5 Comments

  • Reply Phoebe Limanta July 30, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Caprese salad is honestly one of my favourite dishes! It’s so simple but it has so much flavour and just feels so fresh :)

    Phoebe | Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

  • Reply eachlovelything July 30, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I’m with you, this is by far my favorite salad! :) Thanks for posting the recipe. I’ll definitely use next time we have company over.

  • Reply be likealady July 30, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    This lunch sound amazing to me, cuz it is quick and literally all veggies in.
    http://www.tobelikealady.com

  • Reply Maureen V July 30, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    This is amazing..Aren’t heirloom tomatoes so good? They have such a nice sweetness to them!
    Side note: Love the blog Rachel, do you enjoy writing blog posts rather than filming for youtube? You’re doing great!

    http://ahappinessundefined.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Bella Jum August 13, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Looks so delicious and so healthy, the ingredients are si easy to prepare so I guess I should try this at home too.. Thanks for this healthy recipe Miss Rachel πŸ˜‰ xx
    Bella
    cakes bakery in Brooklyn

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