Monday, July 18, 2011

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is a very easy to make salad that is still full of flavor. It's perfect for those hot summer evenings when you don't want to heat up the whole house with the stove or oven.  It's also as easy to make for one person or the whole family - just figure one tomato per person as a side or an appetizer .

Cut tomatoes into slices or wedges.
Cut fresh mozzarella into manageable size slices or chunks.
Place on plate or serving dish. 
Sprinkle on a bit  of salt and pepper.
Top the tomatoes and mozzarella with fresh basil.  I'm growing boxwood basil this year, so my leaves are fairly small, but it you are using a variety with larger leaves, you may want to chop them up a bit.  Or not -  leaving them whole makes for a nice presentation, it's all up to you
Drizzle on a bit of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Works well on it's own as a meal or to go along with burgers or brats on the grill.   Or if you are like me and loving all the fresh produce that's just now ripening, have it with an ear of corn for a quick and easy meat free meal.

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