Caprese Grilled Cheese

This Caprese grilled cheese offers everything a traditionalist would expect, but has the power to win over a whole new generation with it’s Mediterranean twist on the classic sandwich. Sweet basil, juicy tomatoes, and fresh melted mozzarella are sandwiched between two perfectly crisped slices of thick buttered bread making this a truly gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.

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Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

This strawberry and goat cheese bruschetta makes elegant summer entertaining effortless. Sweet strawberries, tomatoes, and basil compliment the earthy goat cheese. The tart fruity flavor of balsamic vinegar and olive oil blend the tastes together for a delightful dish perfect for entertaining.

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

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Bacon Lettuce Tomato Waffle-Wiches

The BLT is a much beloved, stand by sandwich and we’ve made sure to honor that, but also give it a quirky update fit for the modern millennial. Fresh slices of juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp pieces of lettuce, and perfectly cooked pieces of thick-cut bacon along with a creamy herbed mayo spread and some salt and pepper for seasoning. Exploding with vibrant flavors, it’s all sandwiched between two toasted waffles for that ideal crunch in every bite of these Bacon Lettuce Tomato Waffle-Wiches.

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Cucumber Grape Salad with a Light Strawberry, Poppy Seed Dressing

Do you ever just need to eat something refreshing? Where each bite is a vibrant explosion of fresh flavor for your tastebuds? Every now and then I start to crave just that. Especially during the annual post-holiday over-eating guilt trip. But, I’m not always that great with the whole self-control thing in between meals, and I’ve never been able to sacrifice taste for fewer calories.¬†Luckily, little beauties like this recipe exist so that I don’t have to.

Whether you’re looking for a yummy snack, or a healthy dessert, this is sure to do the trick.

Cucumber Grape Salad and a Light Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

 Cucumber Salad with grapes and a Light Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

recipe adapted from Oh, Sweet Basil

2 cups grapes, we prefer black but red or green should work also
2 cups baby cucumbers, sliced
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved

For the Dressing

1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup strawberry flavored Greek yogurt
1-2 tsp poppy seeds
salt to taste

Directions

1. In small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and stir until fully incorporated. Season with salt to taste. We used a scant pinch.
2. In another, larger bowl, toss the cucumbers, grapes and tomatoes with a few drizzles of the dressing until every thing is well coated but not so much so that everything’s swimming in the dressing. Chill or serve immediately. If you’re making this for a crowd, it can be made up to a day ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until needed.