A simple, yet divine, Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets and zingy garlic vinaigrette. A summer salad to enjoy all year long.
This is a platter of sheer happiness.
Anything this simple, this fresh, and this vibrant should be enjoyed with a smile… And a glass of wine.
Today’s “Summer of Salads” offering is a colorful twist on a grand classic, the Caprese Salad.
We love the classic blend of fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella so much, I decided to make only two small adjustments in this caprese salad. I added roasted summer beets and a zingy garlic vinaigrette over the top to accentuate the fresh flavors.
We roast beets in several different ways to fit certain dishes. In this Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets, I wanted the beets to be extra soft and smooth. Therefore I roasted them whole, wrapped in foil to insulate and protect the texture.
Once roasted, I sliced the beets the same width as the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella for easy layering on a platter.
Then I whisked together a quick garlic vinaigrette, allowing the garlic to flavor the dressing. Then right before drizzling, removed the garlic for a smooth finish.
A little drizzle over the top and you have a simple summer salad perfect for any meal or occasion.
Sometimes I eat this for lunch… All by myself.
Standing over the sink.
Because it’s that good.
You can serve this gorgeous Caprese Salad Recipe with Roasted Beets family-style on one large platter, or individually plated for an elegant affair.
Either way, it will never disappoint!
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