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Deconstructed Caprese Salad


by Kristen

My dad always grew tomatoes in our backyard and would often eat a tomato sandwich.  I found it disgusting.  I just wasn’t that into them.  I loved ketchup and tomato sauce but just tomatoes on their own, did nothing for me.  Caprese salad made me turn around a bit and cherry tomatoes I kinda can’t get enough of.  As a single lady, I have a hard time going through an entire pint of them.  I put them in a pasta salad or a small dish but it often feels like an endless supply and sadly most of them go into the compost.  I bought a pint the other day and decided that none of these little guys would see the compost, NOT ONE.   I thought about the initial salad that turned over my tomato leaf and decided a deconstructed caprese salad would be an easy and delicious thing to make.  I hope you like it as much as I did.

Deconstructed Caprese Salad

1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1 clove garlic
6-8 mozzarella pearls cut in half
3 fresh basil leaves
3 slices of baguette bread
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
a pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients up until bread.
Mix oil and vinegar with salt and pour evenly over salad.



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