June 15, 2009

Tuesdays At The Table - Caprese Salad

Happy, Happy Tuesday!! It's time for Tuesdays At The Table - Andrea's weekly meme. It's another great week to read all about (and hopefully try) your delicious recipes.


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Summer to me means salads...of all types. This week is my twist on Caprese salad. I'm growing basil on my window sill and can.not.wait to do this with tomatoes and basil that grew at my house!

Caprese Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp finely chopped basil
3 medium or 2 large tomatoes, sliced
6 oz. (or so) fresh mozzarella, sliced
1 big bunch of fresh basil

In a small bowl - whisk oil, mustard, lemon juice, chopped basil and sugar; set aside.

Arrange tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on serving plate. Drizzle with dressing and serve.


(stolen from FoodNetwork.com)


  1. Hubby is going to love this salad! We've been on a vegetarian kick so this fits right in.

  2. Mmmm, Caprese salad is my favorite. I get it on sandwiches, pizza, just eat it for dinner. Love it!

  3. That sure looks yummy! I just planted basil for the first time this year and can't wait till I can start harvesting it.

  4. I agree, summer is salad time and yours looks like a winner; especially with tomatoes fresh from the garden!

  5. I love fresh mozarella! I can't wait to try this. Maybe this weekend!

  6. This would be a great meatless meal! The hubster just picked our 1st tomatoes of the season. Guess what I'll be makin'?

  7. Looks yummy... I've been needing a new dressing for my caprice salad. Thanks for sharing!

  8. My Husband would love this.....I have all the ingredients to make it too. Thanks


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