This is a simple salad made of sliced, fresh, buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil, seasoned with sea salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
It was originally made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green and thought to be named for the island of Capri.
The salad can actually be found all over Italy, as well as in Canada.
Unlike most salads though, it's usually served as an antipasto (starter), not a contorno (side dish).
This is a perfect salad for a hot day (or any day for that matter).
Simple to prepare and bursting with flavor.
The key to success with this salad is to use the very best ingredients possible.
When you use tomatoes at their peak, good quality mozzarella, a high quality balsamic vinegar and fresh picked basil, it’s truly a special dish.
We love how the flavors of mozzarella, basil and tomatoes blend together and topping them with a really good balsamic vinegar makes it an irresistible salad.
Besides the amazing flavor that comes from this recipe, my favorite part is how it makes you feel.
Refreshed and energized.
I hope you love it as much as we do.
Some variations include adding chopped garlic, parsley, and various sauces. (Balsamic vinegar, Italian dressing, etc.)
With this salad we would certainly recommend using as fresh and as premium ingredients as you can find!
1 roma tomato
1 oz. fresh mozzerella (any kind would suffice, but we recommend Buffalo Mozzerella)
Handful fresh basil leaves
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
freshly cracked black pepper
Slice the roma tomato into approx. 6 slices (just thick enough that they're sturdy enough to pick up and pop in your mouth).
Place a small slice of mozzerella on each tomato slice.
Place a fresh basil leaf on each.
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Crack pepper over the top to taste.
Then, pop in your mouth one by one.
This recipe makes 2 servings
Dietary Fiber: .5
We hope you enjoy this wonderful Caprese salad!!Tweet
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