Caprese Salad


Something about summer puts me in a salad mood. A
Caprese salad, is not only easy, but the taste is so delicious, it makes a great presentation, and is very filling. Use it as a salad, main dish, or even appetizer.

The best way to make this is with fresh basil. If you don't already have a basil plant, next time you go to the grocery, get one in the produce department. I was there yesterday and they are $1.99. If you want to plant one check out my How to plant your own herb garden blog post and start enjoying your fresh basil.

I have made this in the winter without any fresh basil, I used dried basil flakes, it tasted great also.

Makes 6 Servings Cost: $4.00

4 Large Tomatoes-You can get different kinds like orange or yellow to mix it up
1 4-6oz chunk of Fresh
Mozzarella-Less expensive by the shredded cheese section
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
20 Basil Leaves-
approximately
1/4 Cup
Balsamic Vinegar
Coarse Salt & Fresh ground Pepper
  • Slice your tomatoes
  • Arrange them on a plate
  • Slice your mozzarella
  • Stack-I like to put a tomatoes, then basil leaf, then mozzarella piece. This ensures the basil leaf will stay put for a bite of all three.
  • Drizzle olive oil over all of them
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar over all of them
  • Top with remaining basil leaves
  • Coarse salt and Ground Pepper on top

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