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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Ready in
1 h, 20 m
4
Servings
702
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!

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
85%
Sugar
22g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Protein
27g
55%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
502µg
56%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.3%
Vitamin C
82mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
42µg
52%
Calcium
695mg
69%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
57mg
14%
Monounsaturated
28g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
532mg
76%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
753mg
22%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.8%
Sodium
1001mg
42%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.5%
Zinc
3mg
21%

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