Serves 2 to 3
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
CLASSIC CAPRESE SALAD
This is the time of the year, if you live where it is now the summer season, to make Caprese salad at its best. It is so simple and all you need are homegrown tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese. Authentic Caprese salad does not have vinegar, of any kind, drizzled over it. The only seasoning added is extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
3 medium-large homegrown tomatoes, sliced into ¼ inch slices
1 (1-lb) ball fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced or log of pre-sliced fresh mozzarella
1 bunch of large basil leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil (best quality you can find)
Freshly ground black pepper
Start with a slice of mozzarella, place a slice of tomato in front of it and then tuck in one or two basil leaves. Working around in a circle until the circle meets.
Generously drizzle with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.