Thursday, June 3, 2010

Insalata Caprese

Tired of the heat yet?  This is simple and easy summer time salad or light meal by itself.  Of course, it is a little taste of Italy as well.

Just one bite will prove it!  Do you see the creaminess of the buffalo mozzarella and the ripeness of the tomato with a little hint of basil on top.  Man, this is good you can't just have one bite, I'm sorry!

Go for another!  I can just hear the music of Italy (Oh Solo Mio) playing the back ground as I'm savoring this bite.

He's just about to hit the cresendow so this time finish it off, 
you'd better hurry!

The Recipe:

Insalata Caprese

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time:  10 minutes

1 large beefsteak tomato
1 ball of buffalo mozzarella
3 large leaves of basil, chiffonade
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
black olives as a garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

Quarter the tomato into eighths, season with kosher salt.  Quarter mozzarella to match tomatoes and insert in between each tomato.  Sprinkle with basil and olive oil.  Add freshly ground pepper.

Note: Add  a little balsamic vinegar is desired.

Happy Eating!

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