While the chicken was grilling, I cut up the mini heirloom tomatoes I picked up at Sprouts to make a little "Caprizza Salad." What is Caprizza Salad you wonder? It's a cross between a Caprese Salad and a pizza...because it also has diced pepperoni along with the fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil. I drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil and a splash of red wine vinegar. I served our chicken and Caprizza salad along with the Cheese Filled Dinner Rolls I made last night using my "Perfect Dinner Rolls" recipe as a base. I added some Parmesan cheese to the dough, some shredded cheese on top and inserted a chunk of cheese inside each roll. They turned out good. I used small chunks of the Marinated Braided String Cheese I got at Sprouts to fill my rolls with. I snapped a few photos of our simple dinner as well as included the recipe I used for the cheese filled rolls below. Enjoy!
Cheese Filled Dinner Rolls: Grain/Gluten-Free
Makes 9 to 12 rolls
3 tablespoons coconut flour, sifted
3/4 cup blanched almond flour
3/4 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons ground golden flaxseed
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Sweetener equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar (2 T granular Swerve)
3 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
10-12 approximate 1-inch cubes of cheese, optional (can use pieces of string cheese, if desired)
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (to top rolls before baking), optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium sized bowl, mix first 8 ingredients together with a whisk to help break up any lumps.
In a small bowl, beat eggs, buttermilk, olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning and garlic powder together. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined and a thick dough is formed.
On a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet, use a 3-tablespoon sized retractable scoop to scoop balls of dough onto baking sheet, spacing approximately 1 inch apart. If desired, gently press a cube of cheese into the center of each scoop of dough; using fingertips slightly moistened with water, smooth dough around cheese, gently smoothing until evenly rounded. Top each roll with a couple teaspoons of shredded Parmesan, if desired. Let rolls sit about 5 to 10 minutes to rise slightly before baking.
Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown and done. Serve warm with butter, if desired.