Thursday, August 18, 2011

Caprese Salad

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

--balsamic vinegar

--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.


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