Caprese Salad Recipe

by katerina on September 5, 2007

Okay, this isn’t the most original thing at this time of the year. But if you can find some good fresh buffalo mozzarella and some nice local (or ideally homegrown) tomatoes then there couldn’t be anything better. Grab some basil from your window sill and you are good to go. Plus there is something sort of therapeutic about arranging the beautiful fresh ingredients on the plate mimicking the colors of the italian flag.

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[print_this]Caprese Salad
(serves 2-4)

4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1 large fresh mozzarella/boccocini, buffalo mozzarella
1 handful fresh basil, roughly torn
fresh salt and pepper
1T nice virgin olive oil
1T balsamic vinegar

Arrange tomatoes, cheese and basil on the plate alternating. Sprinkle salt and freshly ground pepper over top and drizzle with oil and vinegar. Serve immediately.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Shawnda September 5, 2007 at 3:18 pm

Last summer, Caprese salad was all I had for lunch and dinner for nearly two weeks. I love that stuff :)


katiez September 5, 2007 at 3:28 pm

Absolutely nothing says summer like Caprese Salad – and yours looks perfect…I assume there’s a chilled glass of rose off to the side?


Anh September 5, 2007 at 10:46 pm

Beautiful… I love this classic combo so much that I wanna eat this salad even in winter.


Katerina September 5, 2007 at 10:56 pm

Shawnda – I know I love it too, especially when you have a really nice quality cheese!

Katiez – I think it was a glass of white but you were close :)

Anh – Hmm… do you think it would work with canned tomatoes ?


Kevin September 6, 2007 at 1:56 am

The classics are always good, especially this one.


Andy September 6, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Yes a classic may to use up those great tomatoes before fall starts to come poking around.


Kalyn September 11, 2007 at 12:10 am

Looks wonderful. I love this type of salad, and could eat it all summer! Or at least as long as I had good tomatoes.


N+D March 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Lovely photo…hope you don’t mind if we link to your post tonite, we just had the same thing as part of dinner (even though it’s a bit out of season).


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