my favorite caprese salad

There are so many great ways to build this classic summertime salad. We grow our own basil in our herb garden every year. It’s easy to maintain and grows like wildfire. A readily available ingredient, this dish is a go-to staple during the warm summer nights. Whether you stack it, skewer it, or toss it in a dish, try my fun and simple alternative to Caprese Salad using homemade garden pesto and ripe tomatoes.

Caprese Skewars

Caprese Skewers

A dish that serves as the perfect side or shines as a main course!

A dish that serves as the perfect side or shines as a main course!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of homemade pesto

1 ripe vine tomato, sliced thinly

1 ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly

1/2 avocado, sliced

Good balsamic

Salt

Directions:

Layer mozzarella and tomato on circular dish. Drizzle with pesto, balsamic, and sprinkle with salt. Top with avocado slices. Serve with crusty Italian bread.

Quick, fast, fresh, and deeeelicious!

Quick, fast, fresh, and deeeelicious!

Simple as that! This side “salad” makes a fabulous appetizer or accompaniment for a grilled dinner. You could also layer over pizza crust with a drizzle of EVOO and make a tasty finger food!

Eat Well,

Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian

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