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SALAD: Caprese Salad w/Cilantro Pesto & Lavender Balsamic

Appetizers

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Ingredients

  • Cilantro Pesto
  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, stemmed, washed, and dried
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 4 green onions, white portion only, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded, ribs discarded, chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Picual [Medium] 05.2020 (Chile)
  • juice from 2 small limes, about 1 tablespoon
  • sea salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Caprese Salad
  • 1/4 cup Lavender Balsamic
  • fresh basil
  • 16 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1-2 beef, heirloom (or your favorite) tomatoes, sliced
  • cilantro pesto

Directions

  1. Place all of the pesto ingredients into a blender or a food processor. Pulse until no large chunks remain, and the sauce is pitted. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  2. Arrange the tomato slices, mozzarella, and basil. 
  3. Drizzle Cilantro Pesto and Lavender Balsamic.