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Caprese Salad Recipe – Numminess Yumminess



Ingredients:

Caprese Salad with Pita Chips


  • Tomatoes – Vine tomatoes are great for Caprese Salad
  • Fresh Milk Mozzarella
  • Avocados – Such a yummy addition to the traditional Caprese Salad
  • Fresh Basil – “fresh” basil is key to deliciousness
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sea Salt  – It is very important to use sea salt (don’t use the boring kind of salt)
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Pita Chips (for dipping)
  • Optional:  Toasted Pine Nuts

Prep Time:

  • 15-20 minutes…….depending on how skilled and fast you are at slicing tomatoes, avocados and mozzarella

Directions:
Step 1 – Caprese Salad

  1. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in even amounts and spread them on a plate.
  2. Cut basil leaves into little ribbon-like slices and sprinkle them over the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese
  3. Slice avocado in medium-thin strips and place on the outskirts of your plate.
  4. Drizzle both the olive oil and the balsamic vinegar (65% olive oil and 35% balsamic vinegar) over your salad (be sure to drizzle – you don’t want to overdo it – you can always add more later
  5. Sprinkle sea salt and fresh ground black pepper over your salad, to your liking.
  6. Adding pita chips to this recipe seals the deal.  I spoon the salad onto each individual pita chip…so yummy.
  7. Optional: Toasted pine nuts can be a great addition.  If you choose this route, then make the toasting of your pine nuts your first step.

Caprese Salad with Avocado



Easy Toddler Meal Recipe: Pasta Salad

Suddenly Toddler Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • Suddenly Pasta Salad – Classic 
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Cooked Peas (lots of them) – you can use the frozen kind
  • Optional: Add Ground Turkey or Chicken, 1/2 lbs. (for protein)
Instructions:

  • Mix all of the ingredients together! 
  • Refrigerate and serve cold.


The Best Part: Your toddler can pick everything up in by herself! You’ll have dinner for at least the next few nights. If you’re not comfortable with the size of the noodles, cut them in half. You can also do homemade pasta salad, or any other pasta salad brand you are accustomed to; I personally like the Suddenly Pasta Salad brand because these are the smallest rotini noodle I’ve found. 


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