Where are my tomato and mozzarella lovers out there? This salad is for you.
Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad
- 2 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 1 pound mozzarella balls, halved
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (or more, depending on personal preference)
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl, and enjoy!
We had a bunch of celery to use up after making chicken salad for sandwiches last week, and I enjoyed the extra crunch that the celery brought to the traditional version of this dish. This caprese salad makes for a light, refreshing, and flavorful snack or lunch, and how PRETTY are these colorful tomatoes? I can’t get enough of green tomatoes. Amazing.
If this doesn’t scream trying to hang on to summer, I don’t know what does. But then again, I gave in and got a pumpkin spice coffee from the cafeteria this morning, so clearly I’m feeling a little conflicted!
Do you like caprese salads? Do you have any ingredients you enjoy adding to the traditional tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil? Are you sad summer is ending, excited for fall, or both?
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