Truly one of the world’s most famous salads. The Caprese Salad is a wonderful representation of Italian food at it’s best : simple, rustic, fresh food.
2 medium sized ripe tomatoes (it's nice to use heirloom tomatoes because you get those beautiful purple and yellow ones)
2 balls of Buffalo Mozzarella cheese (the balls about roughly the same size as a tomato, and come in a little pot floating in whey. This is the really fresh, soft and mildly flavored mozzarella that will take you straight to the Italian coast!)
a small handful of fresh basil leaves
celtic sea salt and black pepper
good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Slice your lovely ripe tomatoes and mozzarella. I like to slice them about 1/4 in thick...not too thin, you know?
Like you see in the picture, layer up the basil leaves with the tomatoes and mozzarella.
You can get creative and arrange it however you like. So pretty!
Finally, sprinkle with a touch of salt and pepper and a drizzle of oil and vinegar.
Serve right away with a glass of your favorite wine. xo Bethany