If you follow my life, it will come as no surprise that I am OBSESSED with basil! One of my favorite warm-weather treats is a Caprese salad?? It’s simple and delicious. It consists of beautiful tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella, a sprinkle of olive oil and balsamic and a dash of black pepper. It’s a perfect way to detox after gorging yourself on Rocky Road Cake and that secret stash of Cadbury eggs (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone?). ? Do any of you have a favorite variation on this classic???
If you want to go crazy and break that ruler out then try making perfect little cubes of heirloom tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. Top with a drizzle of aged balsamic and you have an appetizer fit for even the fanciest parties.
A healthy pour of great olive oil never hurt!
So simple and so good!
- 2 heirloom tomoatoes large
- 2 balls fresh mozzarella
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella. Remove the leaves from the basil sprigs.
Layer the tomato, mozzarella and basil slices.
Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with pepper and a dash of salt.