December 28, 2013

Winter Caprese Salad


I came across this recipe for a Winter Caprese Salad while menu planning for our Christmas dinner. Not sure what makes this wintery but any recipe with grape tomatoes has my name all over it and I don't try to over analyze it. Being Italian, this was a great way to add a touch of home to our traditional ham dinner and for a flavor punched side dish... Wintery would be roasted tomatoes... ;)

I prepared this with the intent of serving it as a side dish but ended up forgetting about it in the refrigerator. Partly to blame was that this can be conveniently made ahead. Thankfully, while preparing this all I could think about was how delicious this would be tossed with pasta. This will make for an easy week night meal coming up.

Makes 4 Servings


Stars of the Show:
  • 1 (8 oz) container fresh mozzarella perlini (pearl sized balls)
  • 1 container grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pesto - Original recipe calls for 1/2 cup but I think that was too much.
  • Splash of red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
And Action:

Mix all ingredients together. Let the flavors meld for an hour at room temperature before serving. Serve on its own, topped on a bed of mixed greens, or tossed with pasta. 

2 comments:

Jeanette | Jeanettes Healthy Living said...

I make this in the summertime, but it would certainly brighten up any wintertime meal.

Pretend Chef said...

Jeanette - This definitely reminded me of summer.

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