Skip to content

Our Salad Has a First Name: CAPRESE

Caprese Salad

Simplicity, thy name is Tuscany. At least when it comes to food: no one does deliciously simple like the Tuscans. Our tour of the Florence Duomo and the famous Uffizi gallery was almost overshadowed by the beautiful flavor of hand made pasta drizzled with creamy olive oil. Then there was the unforgettable taste of the Caprese salad we couldn’t get out of our heads. We kept requesting it at lunch, at dinner, as a midday snack, and as our side accompaniment. True, this dish originated on the island of Capri, but its easy preparation, simple goodness, and fresh savoriness makes it a hit among the Tuscan hills.


BT’s CAPRESE SALAD RECIPE

Serves 4                                                               Total Time: 10 Minutes


WHAT YOU NEED

4 vine ripe tomatoes
2 yellow heirloom tomatoes
1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese
5 leaves of fresh basil
Olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste


WHAT TO DO

1. Throughly wash and drain the tomatoes and slice them into ¼ inch thick rounds.*
2. Slice the mozzarella cheese into ¼ inch thick discs matching that of the tomato slices.
3. Chiffonade the basil leaves.
4. Place tomato slices, mozzarella rounds, and basil on serving platter. Drizzle mixture with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Serve alongside your main meal or as a tasty and healthy snack.


* BT Tip: While using sliced vine-ripe tomatoes is more traditional, we like to shake things up with smaller cherry tomatoes for this salad. 

Advertisements

4 replies »

Now let's chat, shall we?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

BOOKS + JOURNALS

Enter your email and never miss a post:

Join 15,657 other followers

Be Our Patron

Other Social Networks

In Another Language

As Featured In

In Other News

%d bloggers like this: