Travis London is all about eating and living well — the healthy and chic way — and he shares tips and recipes right here on OKmagazine.com. This week, Travis shares his recipe for Quintessentially Spring Roasted Caprese Salad.
"Looking to ease into spring? Then look no further than my Quintessentially Spring Roasted Caprese Salad,” Travis tells OK!.
Quintessentially Spring Roasted Caprese Salad
8 cups organic heirloom style grape or cherry tomatoes
6 cloves garlic, sliced in half lengthwise
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 oz low fat mini bocconcini cheese, sliced in half
12 leaves fresh basil
Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut four pieces of aluminum foil large enough to fold. Toss tomatoes, garlic, oil, and vinegar in a large mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Divide tomato mixture evenly among cut foil and fold to make a pouch. Using a fork, carefully puncture each foil pouch a few times and place on baking tray. Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes, until tomatoes are soft and fragrant. Slightly open each pouch and drain excess liquid. Evenly distribute cheese among each pouch and place back ion oven for five minutes more. Allow to cool for a 3-4 minutes before serving.
Chic Tip: For a chicer presentation when serving, divide among four salad plates and top each with basil leaves.
Stay Healthy: Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, carotene, biotin, and vitamin K. They are also a good source of vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, niacin, folic acid, anddietary fiber.
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