Monday, September 5, 2016

HEIRLOOM CAPRESE SALAD WITH OLIVES - Insalata Caprese

There are beautiful heirloom-style cherry tomatoes available in the market these days, including varieties like sun gold, chocolate cherry, and red and yellow pear. They are a symphony in your mouth with their amazing flavors. Pair them with cherry or pearl bocconcini (fresh mozzarella cheese) and sweet basil. I added Italian black olives to this salad which was sooo delizioso!
Sicilian cherry tomatoes are also called Pachino, like the Sicilian town where they grow. Caprese con Pomodorini.


2 cups (500 ml) mixed heirloom-style cherry tomatoes
1 tub (8 oz/250 g) cherry or pearl bocconcini, drained
½ cup pitted and chopped Italian black olives   
1 bunch basil
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Cut tomatoes in half and place in a bowl.  
Add the drained bocconcini and olives.
Tear or chop leaves of basil and add to the bowl.  
Drizzle with some olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper and gently toss.
Let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving to let the flavors develop.

Serves 2

No comments:

Post a Comment