These is your new, healthy go-to for a quick and easy healthy lunch that packs a flavour punch, in a big way! Introducing my fresh Caprese Tortillas with Shallot Dressing. When someone asks me what they are, I describe them as the love child of a Caprese Salad and a Tortilla.
The Caprese salad is a long-time favourite in our home. Why? Well, it's very easy to make, it's delicious, it's simple and it's fresh. When we're craving something light, this is the salad we always gravitate towards. It has all the things we look for in summer to enjoy on it's own, or with a hand torn French style baguette with lashings of salted butter, or as a side salad to a piece of crispy salty skinned salmon.
What is a Caprese Salad I hear you ask? It's a traditional Italian salad made with three simple ingredients - fresh tomato, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil, drizzled with a really good extra virgin olive oil, and seasoned with sea salt and cracked pepper. If you've been to Italy, you would have had this salad. I personally love a Caprese salad with super cold tomatoes; room temperature is fine, but to me, fresh cold tomatoes is best. And more than often, I like to add crispy fried capers and fresh anchovies for even more flavour.
Last week I was making a Caprese salad when I remembered we had tortillas leftover from dinner the night before. And then I got thinking. What if I could put my Caprese salad on the tortilla... I loved the idea but I knew it needed some extra flair. I toasted the tortillas on the flame from our gas stovetop, I quickly whipped up some goats cheese and spread it on top of the toasted tortilla, I laid down the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, drizzled olive oil and seasoned it with sea salt and cracked pepper. But something was missing, it needed a little acid so I made a quick shallot dressing (which you can also make with a red Spanish onion), and oh my goodness, this is the most delicious, flavourful lunch I have ever made. Read on for my Caprese Tortilla recipe.
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