Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

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  • 1

    ripe tomato, any variety (preferably locally grown or home grown)

  • Fresh mozzarella cheese (if you can swing it the more expensive stuff is worth it…especially the balls of mozzarella floating in water)

  • A handful of fresh basil leaves

  • Decent quality balsamic vinegar

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1

    serving of basil pesto (recipe below)


1.Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into slices about ¼ inch thick 2.Arrange the tomatoes flat on a plate, top each one with a slice of mozzarella, and then either with whole or sliced basil leaves 3.Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, if desired 4.Add a dollop or two of pesto to the plate 5.Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar Hint: If I am in a hurry I just chop everything up into pieces and throw it all together in a bowl. It tastes just the same that way!


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