Insalata Caprese with Pesto Vinaigrette

Lightly drizzled with a savory pesto vinaigrette, this beautiful display of "Insalata Caprese" includes sliced, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese in an incredible flavor combination.

Insalata Caprese

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 vine-ripened or heirloom tomatoes
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (optional)
  • Salt and ground black pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine pesto, oil and vinegar in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Slice tomatoes and cheese into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  3. Layer or stack tomatoes and cheese on a serving platter.
  4. Drizzle pesto dressing over top.
  5. Garnish with fresh basil and season with salt and pepper.

Prep: 10 min | Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts - Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe - Servings Per Recipe: 6 Calories: 260 Calories from Fat: 190 Total Fat: 21g (32% of DV) Saturated Fat: 7g (34% of DV) Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV) Sodium: 380mg (16% of DV) Carbohydrates: 7g (2% of DV)

Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% of DV) Sugars: 4g Protein: 10g

Vitamin A: 25% of DV Vitamin C: 30% of DV Calcium: 30% of DV Iron: 4% of DV

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestle and meals.com