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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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:

529 kcal

Daily value:

26%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 28 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 34 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 962 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 213 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 3 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 18 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 21 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 4 g
  • Aspartic acid 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 616 mg
  • Carotene, beta 179 µg
  • Cholesterol 89 mg
  • Choline, total 17 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 2 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 11 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 16 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 8 µg
  • Folate, food 10 µg
  • Folate, total 11 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 2 g
  • Glutamic acid 5 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Lactose 1 g
  • Leucine 2 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 155 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 34 mg
  • Methionine 1 g
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 451 mg
  • Potassium, K 194 mg
  • Proline 3 g
  • Retinol 197 µg
  • Selenium, Se 19 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 1024 mg
  • Sucrose 2 g
  • Sugars, total 7 g
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Tryptophan 1 g
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 73 g
  • Zinc, Zn 4 mg
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