Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mozzarella Caprese Salad


One of my mom's and mines favorite things is mozzarella caprese. Mainly because we are Italian and LOVE cheese.
And when it comes to fresh mozzarella cheese, baby I'm in love. So, mom and I decided to make it yesterday, because we were craving something light and fresh. Such a quick and easy dish. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients: {makes about 15}

4 tomatoes
1 log of Precious Fresh Mozzerella Cheese
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of diced up fresh basil
enough olive oil to coat
enough balsamic vinegar to coat {this isn't a necessary ingredient, but we love the tanginess of it}

How to:

1) wash the tomatoes and basil; chop up the basil and slice the tomatoes into 1 cm thick pieces
2) slice up the log of mozzarella into 1 cm thick pieces
3) assemble the tomato pieces onto a plate {we used a dish so the olive oil and vinegar could soak into the cheese}
4) place the slices of cheese on top
5) scatter the basil across the top
6) drizzle olive oil over each piece; then drizzle balsamic over each piece
7) cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 15 minutes to let the oil and vinegar soak into the tomato and cheese.



Sam {} said...

delicious!! i love mozzarella on anything :)

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh yum...I love that this is so darn simple! I'm usually not a fan of tomatoes, but in this case, I think I would be willing to make an exception (c:

Alisa said...

I found you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this caprese salad widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about making caprese salad,thanks!

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