Caprese Italian Sausage

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A Caprese salad is the perfect topping for grilled Italian sausage! www.lemonsforlulu.com

The first time I had a Caprese Salad I was on my honeymoon in Mexico of all places.  I remember it was actually part of our very first meal there.  Clearly it was memorable because that is the only thing I remember eating the entire week!  But that Caprese salad, ah that WAS good!  The soft, silky mozzarella, the fresh, thickly sliced tomatoes, the brilliant basil and sweet vinegar melted in my mouth like buttah.

A Caprese salad is the perfect topping for grilled Italian sausage! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 

After my honeymoon meal, I should be adding Caprese salad to my tacos right?  No, I’m keeping things true.  Instead I found it the perfect topping to grilled Italian sausage.  The heat from the sausage has a way of making the basil more fragrant, the cheese softer, the tomatoes taste more fresh and the vinegar more aromatic.  Each bite was better than the next until it was all gone.  Then I went back for seconds!

A Caprese salad is the perfect topping for grilled Italian sausage! www.lemonsforlulu.com

I’ll be making these Italian sausages with this perfect Caprese topping again for sure.  The only thing I’d do differently next time is make more Caprese salad to eat on the side!  That salad is something I will never tire of eating!  After all, each time I eat it, it reminds me of my honeymoon!

 

 

A Caprese salad is the perfect topping for grilled Italian sausage! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 

 

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Caprese Italian Sausage
 
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Ingredients
  • 5 Italian Sausage Links
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill over medium heat. Grill Italian sausage about 8-10 minutes per side. Be sure to prick your links with a fork a few times to allow steam to escape and for quicker cooking.
  2. When sausage is ready, top with tomatoes, cheese and basil. Drizzle each sausage with a little oil and a little vinegar.

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9 Responses

  1. Hello, gorgeous! I want 2 of these at least!

  2. […] Caprese Italian sausage via Lemons for Lulu – I love this idea! Totally a creative and summery way to serve up some fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and Italian sausage. PLUS this is another of those super simple fast meals. Do it. […]

  3. […] Caprese Italian sausage via Lemons for Lulu – I love this idea! Totally a creative and summery way to serve up some fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and Italian sausage. PLUS this is another of those super simple fast meals. Do it. […]

  4. Was your honeymoon in Playa del Carmen or Cancun? We went to Playa del Carmen, and there were a lot of Italian tourists and restaurants there. We stuck to Mexican food though :) I wish we could go back, but it would be a much different trip now with two kids!

    Adding caprese to sausage is a great idea, Tanya. Love your photos. Sharing!

    • No, Mazatlan! I wouldn’t go with the kids either. Totally different trip! Thanks Andi!

  5. Mexico is a bizarre place to find a caprese salad, but I love what you turned them into. They look delicious Tanya.

    • Isn’t it? Whats funnier is that I ordered that over anything Mexican! Thank you Lisa!

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