Cool-jams Caprese Salad with Vinaigrette

June 25, 2013 1 min read

The combination of  the fresh ingredients of Caprese Salad drizzled with our delicious pesto allows this favorite Cool-jams salad to shine. This simple ‘n' easy dish is a crowd pleaser!
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Ingredients:
Olive Oil & Walnut Pesto:
2 cups basil leaves, fresh, packed
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Caprese Salad:
2 tablespoons   Pesto
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 medium vine-ripened tomatoes
8 ounces reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil leaves (optional)
Salt and ground black pepper (optional)
 
Directions:
 
1.  Walnut Pesto: Pulse basil, walnuts, cheese, soybean oil, lemon juice and garlic in food processor until blended. Place in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
2. Caprese Salad: Combine 2 tablespoons Walnut  Pesto, olive oil and vinegar in small bowl.
3. Slice tomatoes and cheese into 1/4-inch thick slices. Layer tomatoes and cheese on serving plate. Drizzle pesto vinaigrette. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves, salt and pepper.

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