Simple and Perfect Caprese

It’s a known fact that if caprese salad (pronounced Ka-Pray-Zay) is on the menu, Michelle is ordering it. It’s light, flavorful and filling. Come on now — a salad that is 50% cheese — how can you go wrong? There are so many variations but this simple, classic Italian recipe is how my family makes it and is my favorite. 

*fresh tomatoes *fresh mozzarella (buffalo is best if you can find it)  *fresh basil *extra virgin olive oil *fresh cracked salt and pepper *balsamic vinegar drizzle (optional)

Slice your tomatoes and mozzarella as thin as you can. Place slices on top of each other, tomato then mozzarella then tomato then mozzarella and so on. Chop up your fresh basil and sprinkle on top. Drizzle on olive oil and salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

5 Responses to “Simple and Perfect Caprese”

  1. K. Keller posted on March 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm (#)

    One of my favorites too! I just started an herb garden on my back porch so I’ve been enjoying fresh basil… yum!

  2. Girl in Oslo. posted on March 16, 2011 at 9:01 am (#)

    This is just my kind of food, and I could live on it for days:)

    Have a great day.

  3. Kasia posted on March 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm (#)

    Fresh and light :)) Love this salad.
    Hugs! 🙂

  4. Liz posted on March 17, 2011 at 2:46 am (#)

    That looks so wonderful! I’m excited that we’re finally getting together tomorrow!!

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