Broiled Caprese Salad

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They aren’t all pretty. They aren’t all supposed to be. Mom’s tuna noodle casserole isn’t photogenic, but sometimes it hits the spot. Same for meatloaf. Yeah, try to gussy that up for a great food photography shot without using some hairspray. Other wise, it’s a brown lump of meat with some red smeared on top. But damn, it’s delicious.

This Caprese salad did not turn out catwalk ready like I had envisioned it. But that doesn’t matter because it was amazing. I even ate tomatoes. Strait up. And didn’t try to pick around them (mainly because it was darned impossible). So serve this simple and quick recipe at your next shebang the way it is prepared here, or leave out the broiling – so that everything remains a little more photo friendly.

As for the GIANT beautiful red KitchenAid food processor that made the vinagrette a breeze – it’s amazballs. I should have reviewed this eons ago. And even have a delicious recipe created, developed, photographed and devoured  but it went on the list of not pretty enough for PtS (I’m not even going to tell you how often that happens). Add scallops to that list of things that I can’t photograph, right up next to cauliflower. I wasn’t sure how I could speak fondly of the new food processor, since my little trusty one seemed to work so much better and the larger one just wans’t doing it’s job of making tiny bits of everything. Then I realized it was operator error (derrr) and I needed to push the blade down until it clicked into position instead of just popping it in. Well, here’s to reading manuals. I love the giant turbo charged engine and the moment I assembled it properly, it worked like the champ that I knew it was destine to be. The vinaigrette took all of 11 seconds to make.

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  1. This looks heavenly!

  2. I’m not a big tomato person but I could get into these.

  3. i can’t wait for summer!! BF has been digging up our yard and Ican’t wait to plant tomatoes and some basil. I picked up 3 kinds of seeds!

    I must make this!

  4. Ohhhhhh, YuM!

    But, then again… it’s cheese :)

  5. This looks positively awesome!

  6. I want to stuff that tomato into my face so I’d say that your photography was a total success, just so you know.

  7. this is SEXY.

  8. I think it looks fantastic. What a genius idea for caprese!

  9. I still think this is gorgeous!

  10. I would be extremely happy if this was on my plate for dinner tonight. I love caprese salad but had never thought of broiling it – genius!. I think it definitely looks ready for its moment on the runway.

  11. This is a beautiful salad! And delicious and simple.

  12. My grandfather always says it doesn’t have to be pretty to be delicious. Damned if he isn’t right. This looks amazing!

  13. Some of the best food seems to not be very photogenic.

  14. Looks pretty damn amazing to me! My mom has one of those red food processors she LOVES it!

  15. I think these look absolutely beautiful and delicious!

  16. Ah, this looks wonderful! I adore a good caprese salad :)

  17. Michelle says:

    These were absolutely delicious! I love the sauce and it also goes great with chicken or fish!

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