I found a new website that I love, FIVEHEARTHOME!!! I was looking for something lite to make for dinner … I am pretty sure I googled ‘tomato capreses’ when I came across Tomato Caprese Salad. Perfect quick and easy meal.
What is in it:
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 pounds cooked diced chicken (about 4 cups)
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 (8-ounce) tub fresh mozzarella pearls
1 small bunch basil, leaves washed, dried, & sliced into ribbons (chiffonade)
How I made it:
I am not a huge fan of mayonnaise .. never have been. Plus, I think there is somewhere around 90 calories a tablespoon ad a ton a fat. Not the good fat, the bad fat. So, I used cottage cheese as a replacement. I mixed Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, balsamic vinegar, honey and garlic power. I left out the salt because I try not to add more salt whenever possible. In this case, I tasted the sauce and I felt it needed it. However, I’m glad I held off .. I ended up adding a cup of pistachios to finish the meal and did not need anymore salt. However, before getting to the addition of pistachios, I put the sauce in the fridge to cool.
I seasoned the chicken with garlic and cooked it on a skillet. While the chicken cooked, I diced tomatoes into quarters, cubed the mozzarella … I couldn’t find any pearls at Acme, and mixed the two along with pistachios and full pieces of basil. I never know how to add basil into a dish so, unless otherwise indicated, I use full pieces.
I actually thought this looked really good too! I would also eat this one day, but on this day, I continued onward with the recipe …
After the chicken cooled, I mixed the ingredients last mixed with the chick and sauce. We just ate it from a bowl, not on a roll or any type of bread. Fantastic. And, was just a delicious the next day for lunch. However, next time, I would add the pistacios last as aa topping instead of in the mixture.
I continued you to peruse the site … everything looks wonderful. Can’t wait to try another dish!!