Insalata Caprese (Tomato Mozzarella Salad)

Capresse

The classic Italian salad with the quintessential Italian vinaigrette.
This one is a winner! If you want a show stopper Caprese, this is it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large fresh tomatoes (or 12-14 cherry tomatoes)
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Harvest Mild/Medium Extra virgin olive oil  (You can also substitute one of our infused oils, such as Tuscan Herb, etc)
  • Dash of Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of Fresh Harvest Traditional Balsamic vinegar (or a flavored Balsamic as well)
  • 14 leaves of Fresh Basil (sliced)
  • 1 package of Fresh mozzarella cheese; packed in water

 Directions:

  1. Slice tomatoes. Arrange around perimeter of plate.
  2. Slice mozzarella into silver dollars and place on each tomato, or half moon slices and place between tomatoes. Top with a sprig of basil.
  3.  Mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a cruet or with a whisk in a measuring cup. Pour over tomatoes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

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