Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese (salad in the style of Capri) is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella,fresh plum tomatoes and basil. It is seasoned with salt, black pepper, and olive oil.
Some variations include adding chopped garlic, parsley (Balsamic Vinegar, Italian Dressing, etc.)

4 vine ripened tomatoes
fresh buffalo mozzarella
olive oil
garlic cloves
salt, pepper
fresh basil, fresh parsley
balsamic vinegar
sliced plum tomatoes
Arrange mozzarella around the plate, drizzle with olive oil, spices and serve with crusty Italian bread.

1 comment:

WeCanCook at Opening Day Tail Gate said...

Great recipe. We make it all the time. I was commenting to my wife the other night. Both having worked late. Dinner not cooked!!! We had a bag of tomato's that just was yelling "Eat Us", "Eat Us", Well after hearing those tomatos I whipped out my knife sliced them, put some olive oil, balsamic vinegar,salt & pepper and fresh basil of course. We had some french bread that was going stale opened a bottle of red wine. We ate this simple meal and dined like a Prince and Princess.