Caprese Salad


Caprese Salad
 
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This light and fresh Caprese Salad recipe is the perfect quick and easy accompaniment to any summer meal.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 large ripe Tomato, ¼" thick slices
  • 8 oz fresh Mozzarella, ¼" thick slices
  • 15 - 20 large whole leaves of fresh Basil
  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
  • Coarse Salt and Pepper, ground
Instructions
Mise en place
  1. Slice mozzarella and tomato.
  2. Pick and clean basil leaves.
Put the salad together
  1. Layer slices of tomatoes, mozzarella and a basil leaf or 2 between them, on a large, shallow platter.
  2. Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Notes
Inspired by a dish at Bella's Italian Cafe in the early 90's.

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