Green Tomato and Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

Green Tomato and Cantaloupe Caprese Salad
Green Tomato and Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

Tim McGeever

Green Tomato and Cantaloupe Caprese Salad

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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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!


Calories per serving:

684 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 55g 85%
  • Carbs 22g 7%
  • Saturated 21g 107%
  • Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 28g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 27g 54%
  • Cholesterol 101mg 34%
  • Sodium 1,420mg 59%
  • Calcium 692mg 69%
  • Magnesium 50mg 12%
  • Potassium 572mg 16%
  • Iron 1mg 8%
  • Zinc 3mg 20%
  • Phosphorus 521mg 74%
  • Vitamin A 394µg 44%
  • Vitamin C 57mg 95%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 13%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 38µg 9%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 14%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin K 46µg 57%
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