Cucumber Caprese Salad

  This is my FAVORITE Gotta Have It, Tastes Like Summer, Salad!  This recipe comes from my Mother In Law, except she doesn’t use a recipe, so here goes nothing.  Play with portions as you see fit!

Cucumber Caprese Salad

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Cucumber Caprese Salad (2)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 whole Cucumbers, Sliced with a Crinkle Cutter Then Halved
  • 2 cups Fresh Mini Mozzarella Balls
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 5 whole Basil Leaves, Roughly Chopped
  • 1-½ cup Balsamic Vinegar, Reduced

Preparation Instructions

In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes, or until balsamic has reduced and thickened like a glaze. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Wash 2 cups cherry tomatoes, slice cucumbers and do a rough chop on your basil leaves.
In a bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, drained Mozz balls and kosher salt. Toss carefully with balsamic glaze. Serve cold.

  These can also be plated as an appetizer, just put 1 tomato, 1 cucumber half slice and 1 mini mozzarella ball on a toothpick!  Makes a beautiful platter for your summer party!!!!!

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Enjoy!

~T

Cucumber Caprese Salad (1)

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Easy Schmeasy Caprese Salad

Easy Schmeasy Caprese Salad

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15-20 vine-ripe Cherry tomatoes (more if using Grape)

1 pound fresh mozzarella , cubed

20 leaves fresh basil

Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

16 oz. bottle Kraft Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette

Directions:

Cut tomatoes in quarters, or if using cherry tomatoes, in half.  Rip larger basil leaves in half.  Drizzle the salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

I loved it…..annnnd, my family hated it!

Guess even non-picker eaters have their limits, so proceed with caution?????

Nah, make this for yourself and eat on it all week, leaving off the dressing until right before eating. This would be FAB piled on a toasted bagette.

~T

So this has nothing at all to do with this post, but Paxton was making me giggle today with his Full Contact Peek A Boo session…..

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