Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Easy Peasy CAPRESE (salad)

Nick is not a fan of tomatoes. No matter how hard I try to convince him that they are "SO GOOD" whether they are raw, or roasted, there is NO swaying his opinion. In fact, some days he likes them more then other days. Some days he doesn't like them at all. Throw them in a BLT and he will gobble them up like they weren't even there, but serve him this Caprese salad and "it's okay"

I like to tell myself that some are just not as lucky as I. I tell myself his taste buds aren't greatly developed as mine are, and that I should really just feel bad that he cannot enjoy the foods I enjoy.

When I made this salad the first time, so so long ago, some time last year, he thought the fresh mozzarella was tofu. (which he doesn't like either) I was shocked, he has been missing so much in life. Fresh mozzarella, is so so good. So yesterday morning when I prepared this, I gave him a bite because I used basil from the plant we had been growing. He didn't say anything about it really, so I said, "you didn't like it huh?" he said "it's okay"

So your probably wondering why I even mentioned this. Well, I thought since its hard to share my love of food with my other half, I figured here would be the perfect place. I mean, someones gotta love food like I do, someone has to love tomatoes.

And if you do, well great. Because I have a recipe to go along with all this mumbo jumbo.

So maybe Caprese usually has balsamic vinegar. But I had lemons. And lemons will do.

1 c Cherubs or grape tomatoes.
1 c fresh mozzarella or boccocinni
1 c fresh basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbs of olive oil (optional)
1/2 c of lemon juice

Mix it all together. Put it in a bowl. Eat it with a fork. And Enjoy.


  1. This looks and sounds delicious - I can handle this one!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  2. I am loving your new blog look- its perfect for the upcoming Spring weather. I also love this recipe!! YUM!! An Italian favorite in my family, so delicious.

    XO Jenna

  3. Yum!! This is my favorite type of salad! =) Anything mozzarella I'm hooked! =)


  4. My husband also isn't a fan of tomatoes, where as I love them! This recipe looks so yummy.


  5. That looks amazing, I dont know why I never make my own caprese salads at home. Thats gotta change.

  6. Yum, this looks incredibly delicious. I will have to try this recipe soon!

  7. So yummy!! mmmm :) I love tomatoes and fresh mozzarella!

  8. I love food and eat mostly everything!!but deni doesnt, maybe not as much as nick (i dont know)but he is limited sometimes to what he eats. mostly because he has never try it or they way it was cooked wasn't his favourite and he didnt bother to try something different. fish is out of the menu. vegies...depends...i have to hide them with souce, chicken and rice. luckily he adores tomatoes and likes mozarella a lot too! but it is a challenge for me to cook and keep my mediterranean healthy diet when i have a boy at home that needs to eat rize or pasta with almost every meal, almost every single day of the week.

    I have a friend who doesnt like raw tomatoes...i dont know but i can not understand people that dont like food. you might like it more or less but not liking it??

    Bea =)

  9. Yum. So simple! Love this one.
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  10. Looks delicious! Following you from the blog hop.
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  11. oh yes! i love this stuff and could eat it by the bowl full! new follower and glad to have found your creative spot on the web;) enjoy your day!


  12. Yum! looks great, I'll put this on my list to try out.

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