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Nothing says summer to me like great salads and sandwiches. When you can combine the two, it’s even better. Sandwiches and wraps specifically are a great way to ditch the fork and knife and get a good meal on the go. This Caprese salad wrap offers the cool, fresh textures and summer flavors this dish is known for in a delicious wrap. But what takes this dish to the next level is the dressing made with Maille Old Style mustard. Traditionally, Caprese salad is dressed with olive oil, but why stop there when there is room to build even more flavor and innovation. The tiny mustard seeds add excellent texture and brine to the salads’ mild flavor profile, while the balsamic adds another layer of flavors and sweetness. This dressing is so good you will want to use it on everything.
Now that we are all ready to be out and about this summer, this wrap is an easy meal to take on the go. As the world slowly opens up, everyone is prepared to travel, be outside, host gatherings, dine Alfresco, and more. If we have learned anything, it’s to enjoy the little things, travel light, and enjoy fresh foods wherever possible.
I love vine-ripened tomatoes. However, Heirloom, grape, and cherry tomatoes are great for this application as well. You will want to pick the heaviest tomatoes you can find. They are the juiciest. When it comes to buying any produce, there are a few rules I follow:
The quick answer is, No. Fresh mozzarella is an equal partner in this dish. When selecting a fresh mozzarella, there are a few things to look for that ensure quality. Mozzarella takes time to produce. If you read the ingredients and notice items like curd and citric acid, this means the maturation process was sped up, which results in a bland flavor. The best option is mozzarella di bufala. This mozzarella is made with Buffalo milk and is so creamy and flavorful.
The possibilities are endless, but here are a few ideas that incorporate my Maille Old Style and balsamic dressing and wrap ingredients.
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