Caprese Salad is a fantastic salad that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. It is healthy, fun, and only requires a few ingredients.
One eats a salad before the main meal in the United States, but I traveled to Italy last summer to visit my family roots.
My family is originally from Sicily, and this is a classic Italian Salad; when you venture out to any restaurant in Italy, you are offered a salad after the main course, the Italians dress it with olive oil, balsamic vinegar or wine vinegar, some salt and pepper, the Italians believe that it helps with digestion of your meal. This is a famous salad in Italian culture.
It is a perfect side dish for any BBQ, getting together, tailgating, or just watching a football or hockey game at home. (You could eat it while you are watching other sports too, baseball and basketball)
This is one of my family’s favorite salad. It’s a go-to dish, the time that August, tomato season hits the sales at the local store or farmer’s market.
To prepare a Caprese salad, you only need tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella. The perfect bite of the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella is fantastic.
Start with some great tomatoes, use a napkin or paper towel to wash them. (Then dry them completely)
Cut the tomatoes into thin slices.
Alternate the tomato, mozzarella, and basil leaf.
I always use a few extra at the ends, I find that they make the plate look finished.
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This is such a great salad to make in the summer when you have fresh vine ripe tomatoes and basil. My family served this every Sunday dinner in the summer, and we always looked forward to it. It’s a family favorite.
- 2 medium vine-ripened or beefsteak tomatoes
- 16 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
- 8 basil leaves
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
- Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- Start by preparing the tomatoes, wash them with a wet napkin and cut the stem off, then slice them into 1/4 inch thick.
- Slice the mozzarella into 1/4 inch thick pieces as well.
- Wash the basil leaves and dry them off with a napkin or paper towel.
- Then start to assemble: Put a slice of tomato, then a slice of mozzarella and then a basil leave, continue to assemble until you use up all of your ingredients.
- When completed drizzle with balsamic vinegar and/or olive oil, and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning.
Top with salt and pepper.