This Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad is a variation of the Italian Insalada Caprese. Cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes) are tossed with mozzarella and basil, then coated in a balsamic vinaigrette. This is one of my favorite summer salads. Unfortunately, Evan didn’t care for it at all.
If you don’t have a salad spinner, pour the tomatoes and juices into the fine mesh sieve after the mixture sits for 30 minutes. Gently remove the seeds and let the liquid strain into the saucepan. It doesn’t have to be perfect. A few seeds can be left behind as long as you get enough liquid. Place the tomatoes back into the large bowl.