Monday, June 25, 2012

Insalata Caprese

Couple of years ago, I tasted this salad for the first time (thanks to her!). I am making it ever since. Caprese salad is made with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese,basil and seasoned with salt,pepper and olive oil.
        I love to make this salad in summer when tomatoes are at their best. Although various varieties of tomato are available throughout summer, heirloom tomatoes are my favorite.

2 medium sized heirloom tomatoes
2 oz fresh mozzarella cheese (1 small ball)
7-8 basil leaves
big pinch of salt
big pinch of cracked black pepper
1/2 tb spoon extra virgin olive oil

Slice the tomatoes into rounds. Slice the mozzarella cheese into rounds. On a serving plate, arrange tomatoes,fresh mozzarella and basil leaves. Season with salt,pepper and drizzle with olive oil just before serving.

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