Sunday, April 29, 2012

Grape & Tomato Caprese

One of my favorite things in the world is a fresh caprese salad.  The combination of melt in your mouth fresh mozzarella cheese along with ripe tomatoes, fresh picked basil, and a drizzle of good olive oil is just amazing!  I love to make this salad at home, and I try to sample it at a new restaurant whenever I see it on the menu.  My husband and I recently grabbed a bite to eat at a restaurant and wine bar called Grapes & Tomatoes.  One of their featured items on the menu was a grape tomato caprese salad.  I thought the idea of adding grapes to a traditional caprese salad sounded a little odd, but I definitely wanted to give it a try. Let me tell you...the addition of grapes in this salad is absolutely divine.  The grapes were so sweet and bursting with flavor, creating the perfect addition to the creamy and salty mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes and basil.  Give this caprese salad with a twist a try and you may never go back to the traditional again!

Makes 1-2 servings

1 cup very ripe, dark purple grapes
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup mozzarella pearls
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped in thin strips
Good olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper


Combine all ingredients together and top with freshly ground pepper and a sprinkle of salt.  Drizzle with olive oil to taste.


Kristina said...

Caprese salads are one of my favorites too! I can't get enough of fresh basil :) I'll have to try your grape twist! I've never heard of that but its sounds fun! Pretty pics too :)

Chelsea said...

Thank you!!

CY said...

Hey Chelsea! I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog award on my latest post! To accept, check it out :)

Keep up the fabulous work!

khusbu said...

nice blog there...loves it :)

Chelsea said...

CY thank you so much for the nomination! I can't wait to make a post tonight to accept the award and pick my top 5! Thanks again!

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