12.09.2012

Caprese Salad

Quintessential Italian Salad
This is typically a summer salad here in US cause our tomatoes are ripe in summer but I find that using Campari tomatoes achieves that tomatoey (sp?) taste. This is just basic basil, tomatoes, mozzarella, salt, pepper, and oil. EASY! You can't really get more Italian than this except for our Spaghetti and meatballs, coming soon. This is also a filling and healthy meal for any who are wondering.


Ingredients:

4-6 Campari Tomatoes sliced in a 1/4" thickness (alternately 2 medium ripe tomatoes also work)
4 oz of Fresh Mozzarella cut to the same size as tomatoes.
16 fresh leaves of Basil rolled up and cut into strips (can Dried Basil in a sprinkle thin layer, be careful not to add too much!)
1 tablespoon olive oil drizzled
Salt
Pepper


Directions:
1. Cut the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
2. Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella alternating on a plate.
3. Salt and Pepper to desired tastes.
4. Drizzle oil all over the plate.
5. Sprinkle the basil liberally.
6. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for a few hours.






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