Caprese Salad

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I said I would make a caprese salad when we had this one at Christopher’s Kitchen in Florida. And here it is with gorgeous tomatoes from the CSA.

Fresh tomatoes *
Cashew cheese
Fresh basil
Aged balsamic vinegar

Cashew Cheese
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup water, or more depending on consistency you like
Dash of lemon juice
Pinch of salt

Place the cashews and water into the Vitamix. If you don’t have a Vitamix, soak the cashews for at least 8 hours. Process until completely combined. Add more water if too thick. Add a dash of lemon juice and a pinch of salt, if desired. Taste and adjust but keep the salt to a pinch!

Slice the tomatoes. Place a slice on a plate. Add a dollop of cheese. Alternate with tomatoes and cheese until you have made a beautiful plate. Decorate with fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!

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* CSA 2013 Week #12

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