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Caprese Salad

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Tomatoes and mozzarella with olive oil and basil is a simple and special summer treat that tastes like heaven!

Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese originates from the isle of Capri in Italy.  Since there are only three ingredients in this salad, the focus is on fresh. Tomato and basil season are here, so this shouldn’t be a problem (just remember to keep the tomatoes out of the fridge).  Serve the salad on a large platter or on individual small plates, whichever you prefer.   If you like, you can put out small condiment bowls with olives and salted capers for added flavor. I love my Caprese Salad straight up with some fresh bread. It makes a wonderful mid-day snack or light lunch and pairs well with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

Caprese Salad

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, fresh picked not refrigerated
  • 1 lb. Fresh mozzarella
  • 10 Fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, or to taste
  • Course Pepper and Salt

Instructions:

  • Slice the tomatoes into rounds .
  • Slice the mozzarella into rounds and lay them over the tomatoes.
  • Season with the olive oil, basil, and a little salt and pepper.

 

 

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11 Comments
  1. Caprese Salad is my favorite! I’ve never made it at home though. What kind of mozzarella is the best for this salad?

  2. Carrie, Buffalo mozzarella is best, wet and fresh!

  3. Delicious with Jersey tomatoes.

  4. These are amazing- makes me hungry for it now.

  5. This is my most favorite salad. When I am in Italy I have it all the time. thanks for the recipe!

  6. This looks absolutely delicious, yum yum yum!

  7. Love this recipe, perfect for summer!

  8. Oh my favorite summer salad.

  9. oh my goodness, i gotta try this! it looks deslishhhh!

  10. That looks really good.

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