Easy Caprese Salad Recipe, the Ultimate Late Summer Dinner
This simple, colorful caprese salad recipe isn't your standard lunchtime snack - a few unique ingredients will make this salad sing on your palate like no other. Super easy to make - and if you want a hearty version of this dish, try tossing it with some spiral pasta for a quick and easy dinner. Seasonal food at its best.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Stephanie Stiavetti
2largeyellow heirloom tomatoesdeseeded and chopped
1largeBrandywine heirloom tomatodeseeded and chopped
1/2cupBoconccinior little mozzarella balls about 1-inch in diameter
2tablespoonschopped pine nuts
1teaspoonred pepper flakes(optional)
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepperto taste
In a small pot, heat the balsamic vinegar over medium-low heat. Simmer until it reduces by half. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
In a large bowl toss tomatoes, Boconccini, basil, parsley, pine nuts, and red pepper flakes, if using. Toss well until completely mixed.
Drizzle in avocado oil and toss well. Stir in a little of the reduced balsamic vinegar - start with just a teaspoon - and taste. Add more in very small quantities until it's tart enough for your liking. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.