Olive Caprese Salad
Serves: 2-4
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • pinch of ground star anise
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1-2 lbs Campari tomatoes
  • ½ cup green olives
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ½ tbsp basil, tarragon, mint and cilantro, minced
  • 1-2 serrano peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 oz virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup vinegar, sugar and ground star anise. Bring to a boil then remove from heat. Let cool for a bit and then stir in red onion. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, cheese, herbs and Serrano pepper. Drain onion and add to tomato mixture; save some of the marinade that you used for onions (you can use it as dressing).
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice and 2 tbsp red wine vinegar; pour over tomatoes. Drizzle with saved marinade, about 1-2 tablespoons.
Recipe by CookingGlory at http://www.cookingglory.com/recipes/meal-ideas/salads/olive-caprese-salad/