Summer’s Variation on the Southern Classic
My husband doesn’t like any mayonnaise-based dishes which creates a challenge when I need to make something delicious for an outdoor potluck party. Caprese chicken salad is my answer to that dilemma. The vibrant combination of fresh basil pesto, buffalo mozzarella and sweet tomatoes completely mask the tiny presence of mayonnaise.
This chicken salad is great on crostini or crackers but for warm melty deliciousness at a whole new level, try it pressed in an Italian-style sandwich. Check out The Muffuletta Panino for more panini variations.
Suggested Wine Pairings
Look for a light to medium-bodied fruity wine to balance the tart tomatoes, pesto and creamy cheese. If you prefer red wines ,try a soft, spicy one like a Nero d’Avola from Sicily or a Primitivo. If you prefer white wine, look for an acidic, aromatic wine like a Pinot Grigio, sparkling Prosecco or a juicy rosé.