18 July 2012

Caprese Salad

There’s something about the combination of fresh picked tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.  Add some salt, pepper, olive oil, and perhaps a drizzle of balsamic and you have heaven on a plate.  It’s a main dish, side dish, appetizer, maybe even a dessert for some.  Anyway you serve it, Caprese is easy, beautiful, and delicious. 
Caprese Salad

Fresh, ripe tomatoes (local or homegrown are best)
Fresh basil leaves
Fresh mozzarella
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Freshly Ground Pepper


Judging by size & desired presentation, slice or chop the tomatoes.  Use either mozzarella balls, slices, or cubes.  Chop basil leaves if desired.

Combine tomatoes, mozzarella, basil in a serving dish.  Drizzle evoo and balsamic evenly over dish.  Top with salt & freshly ground pepper. 

Do your best not to lick the bowl.  Oh, go ahead, why the heck not?!