Classic Caprese Salad

July 5, 2011

Sometimes you just want to eat something simple.  What could be better on a summer evening than slices of garden tomatoes nestled between sweet basil and fresh mozzarella?  Frankly, there are few things I find as delicious and refreshing as the traditional Italian caprese salad.  This dish is all about the quality and freshness of ingredients.  It just goes to show that if you start with the best ingredients, you don't need to do much else.

Caprese Salad

Ingredients:

3 vine-ripe tomatoes 1/4" thick slices

1 pound fresh mozzarella ¼" thick slices

20 fresh basil leaves - (to 30)

Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling

Coarse salt to taste

Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

For full recipe instructions, click below

Caprese Salad

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