Caprese Salad Our Way
Now this is summer on a plate! We can't get enough of this salad at this time of year. The tomatoes are at their peak, as is the basil.
Ignorance is bliss. I didn't know until today when I looked it up that balsamic vinegar isn't used in Caprese salad. But then again, I haven't been to Capri, so how would I know.
Our way is very good!
Caprese Salad -- Our Way
To make Caprese salad, you will need
--fresh tomatoes, at their peak, but not too soft
--the best mozzarella you can find at the store
--fresh basil, preferably from the garden
--extra virgin olive, the best you can afford
--salt and freshly ground pepper
Slice the tomatoes in thick rounds, and lay them out on the plate. Salt generously. This is a key step.
Layer big pieces of mozzarella on each of the tomato slices.
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Add salt and pepper.
Sprinkle basil leaves over the top, enough for each of the tomato slices.