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Caprese Salad

This salad is so simple and perfect for summer. My lovely friend Alli, (one of the cooking club members), introduced it to us during our grilling-themed July club meeting. It’s simply a caprese salad, sans tomatoes, and replaced with mangoes instead. The sweetness of the mango paired with the bitterness of the balsamic is a refreshing flavor combination.

A traditional caprese salad is supposed to represent the colors of the Italian flag. Obviously, switching out the tomato changes things a bit. Not to worry, the new colors are the same as the Indian flag. Ironically enough, they are also the largest producer of mangoes worldwide.

Ingredients:June 2009 007


Fresh mozzarella

Fresh basil leaves, minced or whole

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper


Peel and slice mangoes into thin slivers. Slice mozzarella into thin slivers as well. Place on a plate in alternating order, mango then mozzarella, and so on.

Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle basil leaves, salt, and pepper on top.


Caprese Salad


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