Green Tomato and Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

Green Tomato and Cantaloupe Caprese Salad
Tim McGeever

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup  balsamic vinegar
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon  brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon  salt
  • green tomatoes
  • 1 Pound  sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • cantaloupe, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup  basil, chiffonade

A few weeks ago, I would have described green tomatoes as unripe anomalies — complete strangers to my kitchen. After developing this recipe, however, I now consider them to be deliberately firm and slightly sweet friends of mine. A simple and refreshing take on Caprese salad, this dish is the perfect introduction to those little green flavor machines. Combined with bright orange cantaloupe and fresh mozzarella at its base, the recipe takes hold of several savory and sweet components and takes your palate for a ride.

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Directions

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large zip-lock bag, seal, and shake lightly to coat. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Turn the oven to broil. Remove the tomatoes from the marinade (but save the marinade for later!). Place tomatoes on a nonstick baking pan and broil for 3-4 minutes on each side. Arrange alternating slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, warm green tomatoes, and cantaloupe on a large platter. Drizzle with the marinade and sprinkle with fresh basil. 

Rejoice and dig in!

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

684 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

34%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 221g 341%
  • Carbs 88g 29%
  • Saturated 86g 429%
  • Fiber 8g 34%
  • Sugars 70g
  • Protein 108g 215%
  • Cholesterol 404mg 135%
  • Sodium 4,341mg 181%
  • Calcium 2,765mg 276%
  • Magnesium 197mg 49%
  • Potassium 2,283mg 65%
  • Iron 6mg 32%
  • Zinc 12mg 82%
  • Phosphorus 2,083mg 298%
  • Vitamin A 16,983IU 340%
  • Vitamin C 227mg 379%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 32%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 86%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 26%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 50%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 150µg 37%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 55%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 19mg 93%
  • Vitamin K 177µg 221%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 111g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 16g
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