Green chiles and tomatoes are a perfect pair for a Southwest Caprese Salad. I’ve used my Green Chile Pesto Recipe to put a Spaghetti Western spin on a salad fit for Clint Eastwood, himself.
“Salad! We don’t need no stinking salads!” Oooops… that was a different western movie. But, I’m sure many of the wranglers at your house feel the same way. My boys? Can’t get them near your average salad. It wasn’t until my oldest son was old enough (an perhaps brave enough) to sell me it was the lettuce he hated and not the salad.
That little bit of bravery opened up a whole world of fun and inventive salads. I know this caprese salad looks like your average, run of the mill tomato and mozzarella but, it has one thing that the others don’t… Green Chile Pesto! Yum! I use it in all sorts of dishes, pastas, sandwiches, etc.
It is also a great way to “kick up” this salad for Spaghetti Western Week. Slice the salad “fancy like” and it is fit for a Clint Eastwood birthday celebration or for the “dudes” in your family.