You say tomato and I say Caprese! Caprese salad is my favorite salad. And by favorite I mean it in a I could eat this every day and be good kind of way. What’s good about Caprese Salads is well just about everything. Tomato is a good source of beta-carotene, it can help reduce inflammation and the risk of stroke. Tomatoes also have some impressive heart health benefits and are known to protect us from vascular disease.

Caprese salads are great for a snack or full on meal. All you need is tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella cheese, olive oil and basil. Tomatoes are so sweet it’s no wonder that they’re actually a fruit. Grape, cherry or on the vine however you get your tomatoes you can make it work for a Caprese salad.

Here’s some of my favorite ways to eat a Caprese salad.

PageLines- caprese.jpgTraditional caprese salad with tomatoes, buffalo mozzerella layered in between basil and drizzled with a olive oil based vinaigrette.

27f5f559036a6ecec193832e2ad98595Caprese using grape or cherry tomatoes.

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738d26093f2b8a6a5d1b996f5038ad4dCaprese sandwich

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