Americana Caprese Salad

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Lighten up your 4th of July menu with a healthy, patriotic salad! Charlotte Hancey brings us simple ingredients that are big on flavor! Follow along with Charlotte at www.charlotteshares.blog and on instagram at @charlotte.shares.

Americana Caprese Salad

Ingredients:

2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half

1 pint fresh blueberries

8 oz mozzarella, cubed

1/2 cup fresh basil, julienned 

For the vinaigrette:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 shallot, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste 

Directions: 

In a medium sized bowl, add 

tomatoes,  blueberries, mozzarella and basil.

In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients. Taste and add more honey, salt, and/or pepper if needed. Pour over salad. Toss to combine and serve.

Notes: 

  1. Use a firm Buffalo mozzarella if you can find it. It has amazing flavor! 
  2. To make this salad more patriotic, slice mozzarella into 1/4 inch slices then, using a star-shaped cutter, gently cut out stars. Place stars onto salad for a “4th of July” finish!
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Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.

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