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
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.