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30 April 2019

CHOPPED MARGHERITA SALAD

I first had this salad at our friend’s lake house. She had adapted it from their favorite local Italian restaurant. I have adapted it to our tastes, which basically is just omitting the Kalamata olives, as we don’t do olives, but you could totally keep those in. If you like caprese salad, I think you will really love this!




What you'll need

Chopped Margherita Salad
INGREDIENTS 
Mixed Salad Greens 
1 tomato
1 8 oz package of sliced fresh mozzarella
Balsamic vinegar or reduction
Garlic salad dressing of Olive Oil
One small jar of artichoke hearts
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup pinenuts

DIRECTIONS
Mix your salad greens with the desired amount of the garlic dressing and spread on platter. Top with sliced tomato and mozzarella, alternating them. Drizzle with some balsamic. Place some artichoke hearts around the edges. In a small skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and toast your pinenuts until just browned. Spread those on top salad and serve!






30 comments:

  1. This looks so good! Perfect and refreshing for day out by the lake or a night on - ha!! I love Caprese salads, my husband is not a tomato fan so I'd be eating this beauty on my own. I'll halve the recipe and enjoy leftovers - yum!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  2. I just picked up the balsamic reduction from TJ's and we're having a salad night this week. So I'm going to put this together pronto! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. We don't do olives either, so I am going to make it just like you! I can't wait to make some with homegrown tomatoes in a few months!

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  4. This is one of my favorite meals ever and I love your twist with pine nuts- will have to give that a shot!

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  5. This looks right up my alley!! I love tomato, basil and mozzarella together in any form!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

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  6. We don't do olives, either! Bleh! Your salad looks mighty delicious! It would be perfect for an al fresco dining experience! You know I'm pretty good at those after this weekend, right? {Wink, wink!}

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  7. Oh yes this is right up my alley! Yum!! I'm not a big fan of olives either. This sound divine!

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  8. Oh my gosh, that's such a beautiful salad and looks so yummy!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  9. This looks absolutely amazing! I am currently on a low carb diet and excited to add this to my list of choices.

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  10. Oh this looks so delicious! I love having fresh salads and a lean protein for dinner when the weather gets warmer. I can't get enough of fresh produce! I like the idea of adding artichokes to it!

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  11. Confession; I'm not much of a tomato person. BUT, this looks absolutely amazing and so perfect for a warm summer day!

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  12. I looove fresh mozzarella. This looks amazing!

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  13. I love adding artichokes to a tomato salads and this looks delicious! I might have to make this tonight!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  14. I love Margherita Salad! And I love that you added pinenuts to yours... I loooove pinenuts and it's not often you see a recipe that calls for them!

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  15. I'm wayyyyy into this salad- so fresh and easy!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. Pinenuts... never thought to add those!!!! YUMMM!!!!

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  17. We LOVE this type of salad in our house Andrea. I make this type of salad without the lettuce. I can't wait to make this version for our next BBQ party!
    I just bought all of the ingredients to make the Beths oatmeal cookies you posted recently. I am going send them to college for my daughters birthday next week. I think she will like them and this sounds perfect for her to share with her friends.
    Hope you have a great day.
    Julie xo

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  19. This looks delicious and refreshing! I love your recipes Andrea!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  20. You sure know how to make a pretty salad! This looks delicious.
    Lisa

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  21. I love this twist on a Caprese salad. The addition of pine nuts and artichoke hearts sounds like added flavor and crunch to make it a hearty but healthy lunch salad. Pinning!

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  22. It looks so good! Iove the idea of a caprese chopped salad but I don't think I've ever had one.

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  23. This gorgeous salad looks positively delish, Andrea!! I could live on it 7 days a week.

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  24. oh yes, this looks so so good and I can't wait to make it!

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  25. This sounds like the perfect summer dinner!

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  26. Oh yummy!!! And we love Kalamata olives, so I definitely be leaving those in. Can't wait to make this!!! XO

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  27. This looks delicious and I will definitely be making this one, though I'm the only one who will eat it - momma's gotta treat herself, right?

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  28. Andrea, this looks delicious! I LOVE tomatoes, and margherita pizza is my favorite. . . so yum! A nice change from caprese salad.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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  29. What a great salad! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  30. Congratulations your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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