heirloom caprese w/ mint pesto
Serves: serves 2-3 as an appetizer
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella
  • salt & pepper
  • optional - red pepper flakes & sprouts for garnish
mint pesto: (this makes extra)
  • a huge handful of mint
  • a few basil leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • juice & zest of 1 small lemon
  • ¼ - ⅓ cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  1. In a small food processor, blend together the mint, basil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon, salt and pepper. Drizzle in the olive oil until and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  2. Slice tomatoes and cheese and arrange on a plate. Season with salt and pepper, then drizzle pesto over the top.
  3. Store extra pesto in the fridge.
vegan option: Skip the cheese and just drizzle tomatoes with pesto. Or try sliced avocado in place of the cheese.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/heirloom-caprese-w-mint-pesto/