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Golden Caprese Salad

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Salad:
3 large red tomatoes, sliced
1 Canadian Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
2 peaches or nectarines, pitted and sliced
3 tbsp (45 mL) homemade (see recipe below) Thai Basil Pesto or any other store-bought pesto
2 tbsp (30 mL) water

Thai Basil Pesto:
2 tbsp (30 mL) slivered almonds
1 clove garlic
2 cups (500 mL) fresh Thai basil leaves
2 tbsp (30 mL) Canadian Parmesan, grated
1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Yields: 4 to 6 servings

See full recipe: https://www.dairygoodness.ca/cheese/canadian-cheese/recipes/golden-caprese-salad?source=calendar
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  • Course Salads
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 servings

Peaches and tomatoes? This mouthwatering variation on everyone’s favourite Italian salad also tastes great with grilled pork or chicken.

  • Course Salads
  • Prep. Time 10 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 servings

Mozzarella is a flavour everyone in the family can enjoy - even the picky eaters.


Ingredients


Salad:
3 large red tomatoes, sliced
1 Canadian Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
2 peaches or 
nectarines, pitted and sliced
3 tbsp (45 mL) homemade (see recipe below) Thai Basil Pesto or 
any other store-bought pesto
2 tbsp (30 mL) water

Thai Basil Pesto:
2 tbsp (30 mL) slivered almonds
1 clove garlic
2 cups (500 mL) fresh Thai basil leaves
2 tbsp (30 mL) Canadian Parmesan, grated
1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

Salad:
On a serving plate, arrange tomatoes, Mozzarella and peaches or nectarines.

Mix pesto with water, drizzle over salad or serve separately.

Thai basil Pesto:
Place almonds in a skillet and toast on medium heat, stirring frequently. Let cool.

With a food processor, chop garlic with almonds. Add basil and Parmesan. Process until everything is finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add oil through the top. Season to taste and transfer to a jar. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Makes approx. 1/2 cup (125 mL) of pesto.

Tips

Thai basil Pesto: Pesto can be frozen in ice cube trays and used to add flavour to many different dishes such as soup, pasta and vegetables.

Cheese alternatives for Fresh Mozzarella: Canadian Fior di Latte, Bocconcini.

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Mozzarella is a flavour everyone in the family can enjoy - even the picky eaters.

Mozzarella is a flavour everyone in the family can enjoy - even the picky eaters.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 173 Calories
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Fat: 12 g
Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 196 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 3 % / 33 mg
Vitamin C: 27 %
Vitamin A: 16 %
Vitamin E: 16 %
Phosphorus: 13 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 3/4 milk product serving(s) per person.

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