Charred Caprese Tartines

with spinach salad and garlic vinaigrette

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Tree Nuts

Calories Conscious
Vegetarian
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We put a small twist on the traditional caprese with this tartine, a fancy name for an open-faced sandwich. We char grape tomatoes on the grill before serving them atop crusty baguettes along with fresh mozzarella, pine nuts, and basil. The flavors are simple and delicious for an elegant mid-week dinner.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    4 oz. Fresh Ciliegine Mozzarella
  • ¼ oz. Basil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Info
    2 Mini Baguettes
  • ¼ fl. oz. Champagne Vinegar
  • Info
    ¼ oz. Pine Nuts
  • 7 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 3 oz. Baby Spinach

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    623
  • Carbohydrates
    55g
  • Fat
    26g
  • Protein
    26g
  • Sodium
    1724mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Grill Pan or Outdoor Grill
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Small Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve mozzarella. Stem basil, stack leaves, roll into a long cylinder, and slice lengthwise to create very thin strips. Mince garlic. Halve baguettes lengthwise. Heat grill pan or outdoor grill over medium-high heat.

  • 2

    Make the Garlic Vinaigrette

    Stir together garlic, Champagne vinegar, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in a mixing bowl. Set aside to let flavors marry.

  • 3

    Toast the Pine Nuts

    Place a small non-stick pan over medium heat. Add pine nuts to hot pan and stir often until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. As soon as nuts smell toasted, immediately remove from pan to avoid burning.

  • 4

    Toast the Baguettes

    Spray cut side of each baguette half with cooking spray. Place on grill or grill pan, cut side down, and toast until lightly charred, 1-3 minutes.

  • 5

    Grill and Crush the Tomatoes

    Spray grill or grill pan with cooking spray. Place grape tomatoes on grill and cook until slightly charred and softened, 2-4 minutes. Transfer tomatoes to another mixing bowl and gently crush. Season with ¼ tsp. salt and stir.

  • 6

    Finish the Dish

    Build tartines by placing a serving of charred tomatoes and mozzarella on a toasted baguette half. Drizzle each tartine with 1 tsp. vinaigrette and garnish with basil and pine nuts. Toss spinach with remaining vinaigrette and serve salad on the side.

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