Monday, January 20, 2014

Lunchbox Shenanigans: Caprese Salad

You will need:
-1 C spinach leaves
-1 or 2 Roma Tomatoes, sliced
-Mozzarella cheese (I like to have a small partial slice of cheese for each tomato ring)
-Preferably fresh basil leaves, but dried basil if those aren't available
-Balsamic vinegar to suit

I think this is a fun thing to bring for lunch because it makes you think of something fancy but it is really simple.  You can get a bottle of balsamic vinegar pretty cheap at your local grocery store, and I like to use the fresher mozzarellas from the gourmet cheese section.

Tomatoes this time of year are really sketchy, so this may be something that you will prefer to enjoy in the spring and summer months, and maybe you will be a fancy soul and even grow your own basil!

I am a firm believer that people only hate salads because they insist on making boring ones.  If you can think of ways to put your favorite appetizers or meals into a salad variation, it quickly becomes something exciting for lunch instead of just a salad.

Balsamic vinegar, if you are not familiar with it, goes a long way with just a little poured on, so drizzle with caution!

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