Watermelon Caprese Salad

This is summer in a bowl.

I love caprese. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a mozzarella, tomato and basil salad. The combo is a classic and is so delicious. However, I’m giving it a little twist today and adding watermelon to the mix. Yup, watermelon, which is another favorite of mine to enjoy in the summer.

The sweetness from the watermelon is a wonderful contrast to the savory mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. I have to say that it’s important it be fresh mozzarella for the right texture. If you want a little variety you could try strawberries either instead of or in addition to the watermelon. The basil vinaigrette ties everything together. Now I just need a glass of rose’ wine with this delight and I’m ready for summer.

Watermelon Caprese Salad Recipe
(Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients for Basil Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Ingredients for Watermelon Caprese Salad:

  • chopped lettuce (I used romaine lettuce.)
  • chopped watermelon
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped fresh mozzarella cheese
  • basil vinaigrette
  • sprinkling of chopped fresh basil

Directions for Basil Vinaigrette:

  1. In a food processor (or really good blender), add all of the ingredients for the basil vinaigrette and blend until it’s smooth.

Directions for Watermelon Caprese Salad:

  1. To plate the 2 servings, add the following to each plate: chopped lettuce, watermelon, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese.
  2. Pour the basil vinaigrette on top and gently toss everything together. Top with a sprinkling of chopped fresh basil.

Source: Tina’s Chic Corner

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