Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

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I’ve recently added a healthy living menu to my blog.  I’ve really been trying to get back to healthier eating,  exercising, and making more meals and snacks at home.  I LOVE this time of year.  I love growing things in my garden and fresh veggies!  They always taste so much better when they’re in season.  One of my favorite  things to make in the summer is a caprese salad.  It’s so simple and easy and I love it because you can really taste the fresh tomatoes!

Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

First off I want to tell you about this free health screen at Sam’s Club.  I’ll get to the recipe in a just a second.  I ran in to grab some supplies this weekend and they were offering a health screening, for FREE!  I had my kids in tow and headed to the pharmacy area.  I was a little nervous about dragging them in,  but I went for it.  I filled in the little form and went straight to the technician.  They tested my blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI.   It was awesome and my kids were very interested in what they were doing.  I got some important information about my health and it only took about 8 minutes from start to finish.  The next heath screening at Sam’s will be on June 11, 2016 so plan on stopping by and getting this done.  You can double check with your Sam’s to make sure they offer this in your area, but they do it the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

While I was there I picked up some tomatoes. (They are a superfood!)  They have several different kinds to choose from.

Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

Now on to the recipe.

Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzerella

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 T Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1-2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese  is very good in this, but I was out! 🙁

Directions:

I started out with my garlic and basil leaves in my food processor.  I added a little of the oil and processed until smooth.  Once the leaves were chopped up, I added in all the other ingredients for the vinaigrette and mixed well.

I sliced up the tomatoes and mozzarella and drizzled with the dressing.  This is so delicious. This was a great appetizer while my meat was cooking on the grill.  I also took a ton of pictures.  I had to restrain myself from putting them on here.

Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

Caprese Salad with Pesto Vinegarette

I didn’t realize that Sam’s Club offers a lot in the area of health and wellness.  Besides the free health screening, they have optical and hearing centers.  They even have a great online magazine called Healthy Living Made Simple that offers articles to help you live a healthy lifestyle.  They offer a ton of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep you on the right track.  I also loaded up on a bunch of things for Memorial Day weekend (which my recipe is perfect for).

What healthy meal are you making for Memorial Day?

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1 Response

  1. I love caprese salad and your vinaigrette sounds amazing. I’m going to have to try one of those free health screenings next month. I need to know how I’m doing lately! [client]

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