A Taste of Italy’s Freshness
Indulge in the simplicity and vibrant flavors of Caprese Salad. This classic Italian dish combines the finest ingredients – ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, aromatic basil leaves, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar.
Each bite is a burst of Mediterranean sunshine, offering a delightful harmony of textures and tastes. Whether as an appetizer, a light meal, or a side dish, Caprese Salad celebrates the essence of Italian cuisine with its elegance and freshness.
Enjoy the taste of summer year-round with this timeless and healthy salad.
- 4 pieces Ripe, large tomatoes sliced
- 8 oz 225 grams Fresh mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil leaves
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Wash the tomatoes and slice them into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
- Slice the fresh mozzarella cheese into 1/4-inch thick rounds as well.
- On a serving platter, arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices, alternating them to create a visually pleasing pattern.
- Tuck fresh basil leaves between the tomato and mozzarella slices. You can use whole leaves or chiffonade them by stacking the leaves, rolling them up, and slicing thinly.
- Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil generously over the tomato and mozzarella slices. You can also add a few drops of balsamic vinegar for extra flavor, but it's optional.
- Season the salad with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Remember, the cheese and the optional balsamic vinegar can also add some saltiness, so taste before adding too much salt.
- Serve your Caprese Salad immediately as a refreshing appetizer or side dish. It's best enjoyed fresh when the flavors are at their peak.Buon appetite!