Thursday, September 9, 2010

Caprese Salad

I absolutely love a good Caprese Salad ( now I just wish I knew how to pronounce it correctly). My dear friend Ang is always looking for a place that has a great one on the menu. She has introduced me to Liberty Market- which is incredible, they even make their own balsamic vinaigrette. Sauce also has a great one, their's is more of a salad type with greens grape tomatoes and mozzarella balls- but it still rocks. If anyone knows of any place that has an awesome caprese salad please let me know.

Now the key to a good Caprese salad is FRESH ingredients.

Great basil- I picked mine from my garden, but store bought is just fine as long as it is fresh.
I used tomatoes from my grandmas garden, because frankly there is nothing like a homegrown tomato. It is unlike any other kind- but if you must buy make sure you get a good one ( not mushy or bitter.
And DO NOT skimp on the mozzarella- get the one in the specialty cheese aisle. The Buffalo Mozzarella that is soft to the touch.
Now if you follow all the rules, I am positive you will have an excellent Caprese Salad.

Caprese Salad

Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Buffalo Mozzarella
Thinly sliced Basil strips
EVOO- extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar

Once you have assembled the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella, sprinkle the basil over. Then drizzle EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar, and salt over the top.
Refrigerate till you are ready to eat.

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog from fb. I am looking forward to trying your recipes. I can't wait to make some of those oreo bons bons! Yum!!


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