• Caprese, heirloom

    The New Caprese Salad

    The New Caprese Salad. Same amazing great salad! A heritage tomato or heirloom I’m sure you have  seen them at farmers markets and grocery stores, on restaurant menus and at that dinner party or in my case we make them at lots of our weddings and events, we put them on sticks, in cute little martini glasses, we serve them plated or on a bufett and sometimes in a salad bowl. 

    This is a great option if you need to feed a crowd Caprese!


    Authentic heirloom tomatoes are actually passed down from generation to generation, season to season and are open pollinated. Not to be confused with Cartoon tomatoes, Is that a thing? Yes I guess it is that is what there called when they are mass produced by genetically modified seeds eek scary!

    They are very seasonal! If there authentic. And do come in many shapes, sizes and colors, Yellow heirlooms tend to be milder than the tart, sharp reds and the greens have a light, zesty bite. The darker varieties are more savory than that of the sweet. They are more expensive than regular red ones. And the shells life is shorted than regular tomatoes as well.





    Heirloom Caprese
    Heirloom Caprese

    The selection of heirloom seeds available to the public is constantly expanding.  Each wave of new immigrants to the U.S. brings their favorite seeds adding to the collection of traditional varieties grown by Native Americans, Mennonites, and Amish.  Recently, there have been imports of heirlooms from Russia, Germany, Italy, France, and Czechoslovakia.  There are new ethnic ones each year.



    Caprese, heirloom
    Caprese with heirloom tomatoes, both in cherry tomato and full size heirloom. So beautiful together!


    You can’t beat the unbelievable taste and texture of heirloom tomatoes! I hope you enjoy this recipe and experiment with all of the different varities of things you can do with it! Happy Cooking!










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    Caprese, heirloom tomatoes.
    Caprese Presentation
    This Caprese Presentation is a great way to show it off!



    The New Caprese Salad

    The New Caprese Salad, Caprese Salad, healthy, gluten free, vegatarian, heirloom  Caprese, heirloom tomatoes, tomato recipes,  recipes, side dishes, salads, mozzarella, mozzarella recipes, easy!

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 10
    • Total Time: 10
    • Yield: 6 1x
    • Category: Salad
    • Method: Quick
    • Cuisine: American


    3 heirloom tomatoes

    2 logs of fresh mozzarella

    fresh cracked pepper

    1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

    1/2 cup balsamic glaze

    1 tablespoon sea salt

    1 cup fresh basil leaves


    Slice heirloom, and mozzarella to the same thickness about 1/4 inch thick depending on the size of the heirlooms. A great way to keep the basil from turning black is to tear it instead of cut it or you can leave the leaves whole. You will want to stack them on a platter as you go. When your done drizzle the entire thing with the oil and balsamic glaze, finish with salt and fresh ground pepper. So amazing!

    If you would like to make the Balsamic Glaze here is that!

    Balsamic Glaze (for drizziling you can buy balsamic syrup at most grocery stores)

    if you want to make it only takes 15 minutes and is much healthier than buying it from the store

    1 cup balsamic vinegar

    1 tablespoon honey

    Balsamic glaze

    Add the balsamic vinegar and honey to a small pot. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.

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  • Tropical Salad

    Tropical Salad

    Tropical salad what a tasty treat! You can serve this as an entree salad add some wontons and some grilled steak or chicken. It can be also served as a side salad like a fancy coleslaw, you can put it in a wrap, serve on top of a taco or on a pulled pork slider! all of them taste amazing. All of the different flavors and textures of this salad pair really well together. The spice of the jalapeño and ginger are so good! I use yogurt in my dressing because I’m egg free but you can also use mayo or sour cream. I hope you enjoy this Tropical Salad!







    Tropical salad
    Tropical salad
    Salad, veggies, and fruit



    Tropical Salad
    Tropical Salad.
    Tropical Salad
    Tropical Salad, side salads, entree salads, mango, pineapple, slaw, side dishes



    Tropical Salad

    Tropical Salad

    Tropical Salad

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 20
    • Total Time: 20
    • Yield: 4 1x
    • Category: Salad
    • Method: quick
    • Cuisine: Tropical Fusion



    2 cups shredded choped greens cabbage, kale anything crunchy

    1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced

    1 rib celery

    1/3 cup sliced green onions

    3 heaping tablespoons chopped cilantro

    1/2 cup diced mango

    1/2 cup diced pineapple


    3 tablespoons yogurt you can also use mayo or sour cream 

    1 tablespoon cider vinegar

    1 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

    1 tablespoon lime

    1 teaspoon jalapeno

    1 teaspoon dijon mustard

    1 teaspoon celery seed

    1 tablespoon sugar

    1 heaping teaspoon orange zest

    1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt 

    1/8 teaspoon black pepper

    1 teaspoon fresh ginger 


    Chop all if the fruit and veggies unto a bowl, Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a seperate bowl. Toss all together. Please note the fruit will continue to release moisture the longer it sits. You can use this as a side salad or as an entree salad. We have added chicken or steak. It also makes a great wrap.

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