Caprese Salad

What’s my inspiration?

Caprese salad is easy to make, filled with fresh healthy tomatoes and beautiful in color.  It’s accented with tasty, aromatic basil, which is one of my all time favorite herbs.  This is something anyone can make in no time at all and can be served as a side salad or eaten as a light lunch or dinner. Feel free to shake it up by using different sized tomatoes and mozzarella balls or slices. You will love this one!

Tip 1:
Make it fun and serve it on a cute plate or bowl.

Tip 2:
If you choose to, you can use large slices of tomatoes layered with mozzarella medallions. Be creative and have fun with the presentation!

Tip 3:
It should be equal amounts of tomatoes to mozzarella.  You can make this salad as small or large as you wish.

Tip 4:
It tastes great made fresh and served immediately, or equally as good made the night before and served the next day.  This just gives the salad a little time to marinate.

What you need:

  • 1-container small cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in ½ (About 30-40 tomatoes)
  • 1-container small mozzarella balls, quartered
  • 6-7 large fresh basil leaves, julienne
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Salt and cracked pepper

What you do:

Combine sliced tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil in a bowl.  Drizzle enough balsamic vinaigrette and EVOO over to lightly coat. Season with salt & pepper to taste and enjoy!

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