Quick Caprese Salad

Sometimes, I’m in the mood for a little quickie…

Naaaah…  Let me start over.

Make that, lately, I’ve really been in the mood for little quickies.

A lot!

OF COURSE, I’m talking about food here. What DID you think I was talking about?

I mean super quick, light and easy meals.

Like this gorgeous salad right here.

Quick Caprese Salad | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

I finally managed to pay a little visit to Marché Jean Talon (Leanne’s recent post totally convinced me that I HAD to go) and I quite simply flipped. It’s literally fresh produce paradise. I wanted to buy EVERYTHING in sight! It’s a good thing that you don’t get to carry a cart around at the market because I would’ve filled mine up so full, I’d have never been able to fit everything in the fridge.

Just with tomatoes alone, I think I could’ve easily filled it up. Cute little tomatoes such as these ones were all over the place, and cost mere pennies.

Of course, I had to buy a ton.

And what better way to use up little cherry tomatoes than by making a quick Caprese Salad? Especially when you happen to be in the mood for quickies…

Doesn’t get much quicker than this, let me tell you,

Quicker, or fresher!

There’s never been a better time to whip up a fresh Caprese Salad!

Quick Caprese Salad | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

And since I’m all about quickies tonight… what do you say I make this a quick post for change?

I’ll let the pictures do the talking this time. I think they tell the story much better than I could do it myself, anyway.

Hey, don’t get too used to this, though… Next time, I might have a little bit more to say! ;)

Oh, and when I go back to the market, I promise to give you guys a tour.

Did I tell you it was like food paradise?

P.A.R.A.D.I.S.E!

Quick Caprese Salad

Yield: Serves 2

Quick Caprese Salad

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 9 light mini cocktail bocconcini (75g)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan Salt
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place them in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Slice the mini bocconcinis. Add to the tomatoes.
  3. Add basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  4. Toss lightly to combine and serve immediately.
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Quick Caprese Salad | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Quick Caprese Salad | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Quick Caprese Salad | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Quick Caprese Salad | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Eha says

    One of my very favourite salads! Beautifully photographed! Just wish our small tomatoes would ever cost just pennies, but am planting 12 bushes into pots tomorrow! [So if I leave everyone in the blog world alone and in peace for a day or so you know why!] . . . [And what is wrong with the other quickie, so to speak of :) ?]

    • says

      Funny Eha, you’re planting your tomatoes now, yet on this side of the globe, we are harvesting them! Have fun in your garden… the blog world ain’t going anywhere! (and of course, there’s nothing wrong with “the other quickie”… ;) )

  2. says

    So fresh and delicious! I love how those little cherry tomatoes pop in your mouth and they go so well with basil and mozerella. Fantastic and beautiful!

    • says

      TEN BUCKS?!?!?? OMG, I think I spent more than that on tomatoes alone! ;) Seriously, I must’ve spent close to $75 total, but I did buy a pound of shelled pistachios (these do not come cheap) and a bunch of soaps at Botania. They have the most amazing soaps EVER (yeah, I am a bit of a soap fanatic…)

      And to say I liked it would be an understatement. I totally fell in love with it. I can’t wait to go again!!!! It’s even better than the fair! Best shopping experience EVER! :)

  3. says

    Hey Sonia

    I´m a Danish foodblogger, I´m studying nutrition and health, and find your blog interesting.
    I Think its very nice with your “nutrition facts” label, Can you tell me what programe you are using to put that label for your dish om your site.?

    Kristina

    • says

      Thanks Kristina!

      To calculate nutrition information, I use the recipe analyzer tool that is available on caloriecount.com. Be careful if you use it, though, as a lot of the ingredients need to be checked for accuracy… but seeing as how you study nutrition and health, I trust that you will be able to spot and correct them! :)

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