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Valentine's Day Salad

Valentine's Day Salad Activity

Instead of focusing on sweet treats this Valentine's Day, show your child how to make this tasty savory dish that's full of color, fresh flavors, and heart-healthy ingredients. Insalata Caprese, or salad in the style of Capri, is a simple dish from the Campania region of Italy. Here your child can add a Valentine's Day touch to this traditional salad by cutting the mozzarella into heart-shaped slices!

What You Need:

  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Good quality balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

What You Do:

  1. Have your child cut the mozzarella into 1/4” thick slices. Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes from each slice. Wrap and refrigerate the scraps of cheese for snacking on later.
  2. Slice the tomatoes into 1/4” thick slices. Try to use tomatoes that are about the same size around as the mozzarella for a more attractive presentation.
  3. Ask your child to layer the mozzarella, tomato, and basil on a platter.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!

What a festive and delicious way to start off any Valentine’s Day meal!  

Updated on Mar 28, 2013
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