Caprese Salad With Quinoa and Brown Rice

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Peggy O'Brien

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@irishpeggy111

This is a healthy variation of a Caprese salad with quinoa and brown rice. I decided to try something healthy as a change-up! I'm eliminating pasta from my diet.

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Caprese salad is a classic recipe with its fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. This version adds a little brown rice and quinoa for a heartier salad. The honey balsamic dressing gives the dish a lightly sweet and tangy flavor. It's delicious and will be great for a picnic or even a dinner party.

Note: If you want to bump up the salad even more, drizzle a bit of balsamic glaze over the salad before serving. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    Campari tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 c
    red onion, diced
  • 1 oz
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 pkg
    quinoa and brown rice
  • 1/2 c
    light honey balsalmic dressing

How to Make Caprese Salad With Quinoa and Brown Rice

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut tomatoes into wedges.
  2. Chop red onion and basil.
  3. Prepare quinoa/brown rice as directed on the package.
  4. Mix together quinoa/rice, tomatoes, onion, and basil in a bowl.
  5. Add mozzarella balls and gently toss in honey balsamic vinaigrette.
  6. Refrigerate and serve cold.

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About Caprese Salad With Quinoa and Brown Rice

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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