Dairy-free Caprese Salad?!
What’s not to love about Caprese salad? It’s so simple to make and yet it looks so elegant! Because this is a dairy-free recipe, there’s no mozzarella. Instead, I’m using the “cheese” dumplings recipe from my new eBook. These “cheese” dumplings are creamy and also slightly firm, just like mozzarella!
This is a BONUS recipe.
It’s for those of you who already have my eBook (and for anyone interested in getting it!). I came up with this recipe for Caprese salad after visiting the farmer’s market and seeing juicy, ripe tomatoes everywhere! I immediately started wishing for Caprese salad. I mean, it’s the quintessential summer salad… the perfect way to showcase summer’s bounty of sweet vine-ripened tomatoes and fragrant fresh basil.
Once I started thinking about Caprese salad… I couldn’t stop.
Tomatoes, “cheese” and basil drizzled with high quality evoo, reduced balsamic vinegar, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. I know, the ingredients are so simple but there’s something so addicting about this salad. Necessity is the mother of invention right? Well, in the summer, Caprese salad is a necessity. I couldn’t let what’s left of the season pass me by without making and enjoying this delightfully simple salad.
Thankfully, I had some extra “cheese” dumplings in my freezer and came up with this dish. It reminds me so much of a real Caprese salad!
A few things you should know.
My “cheese” dumplings are easy to make – you just need 5 ingredients. They’re not vegan though – the recipe calls for gut-healing grassfed gelatin. I’m sure you can replace it with agar agar but I haven’t tried this myself.
I hope you love this Caprese salad! And if you don’t have my eBook yet, I hope this will convince you to get it – the recipes in it are so versatile! Enjoy!
- Alternate slices of tomatoes, “mozzerella,” and basil on a plate.
- Drizzle the salad with olive oil, reduced balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.