One Ziplock Bag Meals: Tomato Caprese

October 17, 2008 at 1:04 pm 9 comments

Today on Stacy’s blog he links to an article that shares some “one-pot meals” for under $10. Since I’ve been living very minimally the last few months with almost everything I own (including all my pots, pans, plates and bowls) in storage, I was able to provide Stacy with a “one-ziplock bag” meal!

Supper made entirely in a ziplock bag

It’s tomato caprese (tomatoes with mozzarella cheese). Ryan Somma taught me the recipe and I’ve been eating it for supper pretty regularly since August. In fact, I had it last night (ask Matt)!

Ziplock Tomato Caprese

1 package of cherry or grape tomatoes
Mozzarella cheese
Olive Oil

1) Rinse tomatoes and if necessary, cut cheese into bite-size chunks
2) Put tomatoes and cheese in ziplock baggie. I try to make relatively equal proportions of cheese and tomatoes
3) Pour in some olive oil (amount is your preference- I like enough to coat everything with just a little leftover at the bottom)
4) Salt and sprinkle oregano to taste
5) Seal bag and mix all ingredients together
6) EAT!!!!

And here is the best part about this meal! It is so easy and convenient that you can do this hiking or camping!!! This meal made an appearance at Assateague this past summer.

P.S. If you do have the luxury of pots and pans and you like Thai food, keep an eye on Christina’s blog! She just started a series of Thai Cooking Lesson videos!

Entry filed under: Camping, Christina G, Food, Hiking, Ryan Somma, Stacy McMahon.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clint  |  October 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    IT WAS DAMN GOOD… i would have eaten the whole bag if allowed

  • 2. TGAW  |  October 17, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    @Clint – It was a good thing you slept through the first part of that meal. It gave the rest of us a fighting chance! 🙂

  • 3. Shannon  |  October 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    You could probably add pre-cooked chicken for some extra protein 🙂 and it would taste just as good. Tomato/Chicken Caprese!

  • 4. Clint  |  October 17, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    I think the original point is this is easy to make and doesn’t even require a heating source. Warm tomatoes are kind of weird.

  • 5. Shannon  |  October 17, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Yes, cold pre-cooked chicken 🙂 NOT warm, that is not what a meant. Like leftover chicken & stuff…..

  • 6. D L Ennis  |  October 17, 2008 at 7:15 pm


  • 7. Matt  |  October 19, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I just thought I’d tell you that I bought the ingredients for this yesterday while I was at the store. You made me hungry for it the other night while you were telling me about it on the phone, even if it was kinda like listening to a cooking show on the radio, hehe. 😉 I’ll probably have it some night this week.

  • 8. Dave  |  October 23, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Even Coolio agrees: Caprese salad is the bomb:

  • 9. Week of Produce « TGAW  |  August 2, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    […] Tomato Caprese 3 tomatoes fresh basil fresh oregano […]


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