Monday, May 19, 2014

Caprese Salad Pockets

Beside my love for lemons, I have a real taste for all things caprese which is why today I'm sharing these Caprese Salad Pockets.  Tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil go perfect together.

Caprese Salad Pockets | Cooking on the Front Burner

While it is a bit early to get some of these ingredients at our farmer's market, I'm able to get all the ingredients I need at my local Trader Joe's.  And today with the temps in the 70's, it just felt like a good day to enjoy these summer-like vegetables.

Caprese Salad Pockets

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings - 2

  • 1/2 cup quartered small fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup diced english cucumber (or regular)
  • 6 large basil leaves sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • dash salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • one large pita cut in half
  • Spring lettuce mix
  1. In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, mozzarella, cucumber, basil leaves, vinegar, oil and S&P
  2. Line each half of the pita pocket with the lettuce
  3. Divide the tomato mixture in half and place in each pocket
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With our warmer temps, we the DIY Guy planted the garden.  It's scaled back a bit from previous years but tomatoes and basil are a must!  Nothing like going out in your back yard and getting what you need!  Do you have a garden?  And if so, what do you like to plant?

You might be interested in these cute bites that are easy to do:

Caprese Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner #appetizers

And if you like all things caprese like me, be sure to check out my dedicated pinterest board.

Follow Deb {Cooking on the Front Burner}'s board I heart Caprese Stuff on Pinterest.

Have a great week and hang in there a long weekend is coming up!


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  2. It is amazing how tasty a 'sandwich' salad like this is. It's like a European cucumber sandwich as far as tasty and refreshing.

  3. This looks great for summer! Love the colors, beautiful photos :)

  4. I love caprese anything, Deb, and these pockets look like a fast, fresh dinner or tasty lunch! :)

  5. Lighter meals like this are perfect on those warmer days. I love caprese salads and these pockets are such a great idea - they look fantastic Deb! Pinning :)

  6. these sound awesome oh so yummy
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  7. This looks so wonderful and refreshing! I included it in my Easy Summer Lunches Round Up today!

  8. I love this idea! I make a similar salad, but I love the idea of putting it in a pocket! :)

  9. We enjoy sandwiches quite often in the Summer. They're so easy and delicious! Love this combo, Deb!

  10. Deb, caprese salad is one of my favorites and love the idea of eating in a pocket! :) Pinning and sharing - have a happy Saturday!

  11. Don't you just love Trader Joe's? It's a good substitute for a farmer's market, indeed. And these salad pockets?? I love eating pita sandwiches and haven't had one for a while....this looks like the perfect summer recipe!


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