Caprese salad

August 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm 3 comments

caprese salad

Caprese (ka-pree-see) salad, aka the delightful combination of fresh tomatoes, basil and buffalo mozzarella. The latter is pricey (about $10 for a chunk that will serve 4 people), but worth it, especially in the summer when basil and tomatoes are at their most delicious. The salad pictured above was made with tomatoes and mozza from our local farmer’s market, and basil grown on our back deck.

Not sure this is even worth calling a recipe – here’s how to make: Place a few tomato slices on a plate. A combination of different coloured tomatoes is nice, as are the funky shapes and colours of some heirloom tomatoes. Use a serrated knife to gently saw off a few slices from a round of buffalo mozzarella and place the cheese on top of the tomatoes. Scatter some fresh basil leaves on top. Drizzle each plate with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and dust with freshly ground pepper. Eat!

Dead simple to make, but incredibly tasty.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cdub  |  August 19, 2009 at 8:41 am

    unbelievably tasty! Make sure every bite has a bit of everything – tomato, cheese, basil, vinegar. Other-worldly. My favourite salad!

  • 2. Tomatoes « Nest and Sparkle  |  February 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    […] have an amazing smell that brings me to directly to the space in my brain where I store memories of garden-fresh tomato salads enjoyed outdoors on carefree, hot summer days. The sun is present more and more as winter turns to […]

  • 3. First tomato « Nest and Sparkle  |  August 19, 2011 at 9:09 am

    […] such a precious treat? If I had some buffalo mozzarella handy, I’d have gone for a classic caprese salad without a second thought. But I don’t. So I decided on a home-grown theme. Arugula, basil, […]

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