Insalata Caprese

by Melanie on June 18, 2008

This is the most simple, and delicious salad! It is best made with garden tomatoes, freshly picked! Garden tomatoes are one of my favorite things of summer! They are so flavorful! The tomato pictured is not from my garden since they are not ready yet. This one is from Costco, their tomatos are the next best thing to fresh! This is a single serving that I made for a snack one afternoon, but a larger amount is very pretty on a platter. You can even serve it as an appetizer, just surround the salad with sliced bruschetta or crackers. MMmmm–delicious!
Insalata Caprese
submitted by Melanie
Sliced fresh Mozzarella (1/4 in thick or so)
Sliced tomatoes (1/4 in thick or so)
Chopped fresh basil (roll the leaves and slice thin–I did not do that this time-but it sure looks nicer if you do)
Olive oil-for drizzling
Freshly ground pepper and coarse salt (such as Kosher)
Simply alternate tomato and mozzarella slices on a plate or platter. Sprinkle on fresh chopped basil and drizzle with olive oil. Finish off with a sprinkle of coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.

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1 Bonnie June 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm

This is one of my favorite salads. I often mix a little balsamic or red wine vinegar with the olive oil. It tastes yummy that way too. Thanks for reminding us of this great summer dish!

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2 Kenzie June 21, 2008 at 3:36 am

Mmm . . one of my favorite things to eat in the summer! Like Bonnie, I also think a little balsamic vinegar makes it extra tasty!

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3 Brittany June 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Looks fabulous! It’s ironic because I too was going to mention it’s SO yummy with a bit of balsamic vinegar drizzled over it for a change once in a while!! Everyone obviously loves this healthy salad! :)

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