Caprese Salad – Easy Kid Friendly Recipe

my twist on this delicious Italian classic

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caprese salad
an easy tasty version of this classic

Not typically an American child’s favorite but preparing Caprese Salad this way I found my daughter loves it.

THIS IS A VERY EASY CAPRESE SALAD RECIPE YOU CAN MAKE WITH YOUR CHILDREN

Forget sliced tomatoes – children think they look gross and they eat with their eyes as much as their taste buds (I still do this). I found Kiara loved eating cherry tomatoes as if they were fruit (skip the comments I know they are actually a fruit but children do not make that association) so I began to use these in my recipe for Caprese Salad.

I take cherry tomatoes red, yellow and any color I can find and cut them up into smaller slices usually 3 or 4 per tomato. Then I cut an onion into small slices, I preferred but if your child will eat onions most likely it is white or yellow. Next, I take fresh mozzarella and add small pieces to the mixture of tomatoes. I usually make a second bowl but use Goat Cheese instead. The final thing I add is fresh Basil cut into little pieces. Finally, I then drizzle Balsamic Vinaigrette ( I use Bolthouse Farms, you can use whatever brand you prefer ) over the mixture, stir and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Admittedly Kiara only eats the tomatoes and cheese but it is a start.

Safety Tips: If your child is young do not allow to use a knife to cut tomatoes or supervise. Use your best judgment on this one. Mini tomatoes are soft so a kid friendly butter knife can be used.

What you will need:

  1. Cherry Tomatoes ( every color you can get)
  2. Fresh Ball of Mozzarella Cheese or Goat Cheese if you prefer
  3. 1 Bundle Fresh Basil
  4.  Balsamic Vinaigrette
  5.  Love For Your Child