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Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

I have a belief that all tomatoes taste better when they have been roasted. I know that not everyone agrees with me, and that is entirely fine, but for me, I love roasted tomatoes. I will also eat almost anything if there is fresh mozzarella accompanying that dish. This is a very simple recipe and the results it yields are delicious.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

June 16, 2017
: 4
: 2 min
: 20 min
: 22 min

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Ingredients
  • Cherry tomatoes- I like a mix.
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Optional - balsamic vinegar
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Step 2 Put the tomatoes in a baking dish and cover them all with olive oil.
  • Step 3 Dress them with salt and pepper.
  • Step 4 Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Step 5 Remove from oven, and transfer the tomatoes to your serving dish. Add the mozzarella and basil. The juice from the tomatoes mixed with the olive oil creates a delicious dressing for the salad and I often just use this. Feel free to add balsamic if you wish! Enjoy.
Ginger Sesame Cucumber Salad

Ginger Sesame Cucumber Salad

For the past few days I have been wondering what to make. I was on a bit of a fish kick this past week and we had some veggies in the house (and fruit) that needed to be consumed. Browsing pinterest brought me to the ginger sesame cucumber salad. The pictures were pretty and it looked simple enough, so let us begin.

What you will need:
For the salad:
2 english cucumbers
1-2 carrots
sesame seeds (black or white- or a bit of both)
1/2 cup frozen edamame

For the dressing:
1/2 tsp tamari soy sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp + 1 tsp fresh ginger
1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey) 

2 tsp lemon juice
2 1/2 tbsp white miso
1 1/2 tbsp warm water

In the original recipe, the cucumber was cut by using a spiralizer- I do not own one so I had to improvise and simply cut strips of cucumber.

Method:
Take the cucumber and mix in with the sliced carrots. In the meantime, use your discretion and decide how many sesame seeds you would like in the salad and toast them. Defrost the edamame and remove them from their pods. Take the sesame seeds and mix together.

In a bowl, take all of the sauce ingredients and mix together.

Drizzle over your salad, toss it together, and enjoy.