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Colourful Caprese Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil Leaves

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Serves

5 mins

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5+ A Day Charitable Trust

If you need a side dish to serve with a Mediterranean-style grilled lamb or other entrée, then this quick version of a Caprese salad would work well.

If you need a side dish to serve with a Mediterranean-style grilled lamb or other entrée, then this quick version of a Caprese salad would work well.

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Easy,

Salads,

Lunch,

Everyday,

Vegetarian,

Ingredients

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4 handfuls of cherry tomatoes

halved

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125g boccocini

cut each ball in half

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a handful basil leaves

small leaves can stay whole, roughly chop the larger

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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

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A pinch of black pepper

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A drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Method

To Make Salad

1

Mix halved tomatoes and mozzarella in a bowl.

2

Drizzle with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and season with cracked pepper.

3

Scatter torn basil leaves over the tomatoes.

4

Scatter torn basil leaves over the tomatoes.

5

Serve as an entrée on crostini or as a salad at lunch or dinner alongside your favourite beef or lamb.

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Note: For best flavour store tomatoes at room temperature and remove cheese from the fridge to serve at room temperature also.

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