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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4
Servings
591
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

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!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
53g
76%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
37g
100%
Cholesterol
78mg
26%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
288µg
41%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
53µg
59%
Calcium, Ca
669mg
67%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Phosphorus, P
448mg
64%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
860mg
57%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
80g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.