Love & Lemons: Heirloom Caprese w/ Mint Pesto

There are few things I love to do more than spend a couple of hours trolling the world wide info highway for other food blogs that are doing yummy things! One blog I love to frequent is Love & Lemons …they always have fresh and vibrant dishes and this one is no exception. I love their use of yellow tomatoes …as I think they get so overlooked and under-used!

Heirloom Caprese w/ Mint Pesto
Yield: serves 2-3 as an appetizer


2 large heirloom tomatoes
1 ball of fresh mozzarella
salt & pepper
optional – red pepper flakes & sprouts for garnish
mint pesto: (this makes extra)
a huge handful of mint
a few basil leaves
1 small garlic clove
1/4 cup pine nuts
juice & zest of 1 small lemon
1/4 – 1/3 cup olive oil
salt & pepper

Instructions: In a small food processor, blend together the mint, basil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon, salt and pepper. Drizzle in the olive oil until and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Slice tomatoes and cheese and arrange on a plate. Season with salt and pepper, then drizzle pesto over the top.
Store extra pesto in the fridge.