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Watermelon Caprese Salad

The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Kayla Breeden of Kayla’s Kitch and Fix.

Sometimes all it takes is a few simple ingredients and a little creativity to bring new life to a classic recipe. This Watermelon Caprese Salad is exhibit A.

Watermelon Caprese Salad

I love the balance of flavors and textures in a traditional caprese, but with a plentiful assortment of Midwest Grown produce available at Heinen’s, I decided to switch things up by swapping red tomatoes for a green heirloom variety and adding watermelon slices for a refreshing, juicy crunch.

Topped with a simple homemade honey balsamic, you might just enjoy this new caprese concoction more than the original!

Watermelon Caprese Salad
Watermelon Caprese Salad
Cook time:
15min
Prep time:
10min
Total time:
25min

Servings:
4

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • Watermelon
  • Green tomatoes (can be heirloom, if available)
  • Mozzarella

For the Honey Balsamic

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey

Toppings

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Basil

Instructions

  1. Simmer the balsamic and honey over medium heat on the stove until bubbling.
  2. Once bubbling, turn the heat down to medium-low and let reduce for 5-10 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  4. Slice the watermelon, green tomatoes and mozzarella and arrange in an alternating pattern on a serving platter.
  5. Drizzle with the cooled honey balsamic and top with olive oil, sea salt and basil.

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Kayla Breeden Falconer
By Kayla Breeden Falconer
Kayla Breeden Falconer is a realistic healthy lifestyle blogger and allergy-friendly recipe developer based in the Cleveland area. Her drive for creating delicious recipes made from real, whole ingredients stemmed from her celiac diagnosis and soon after became her passion project.

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