Simple Caprese Salad

Simple Caprese Salad is a easy and healthy Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella (ideally Buffalo mozzarella), tomatoes, and green basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil.

Ingredients for Simple Caprese Salad

  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
  • Fresh Basil, sliced into ribbons
  • Olive oil, generously drizzled
  • Pesto
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
  • Aged Balsamic (optional)

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  1. Arrange the sliced tomatoes on the plate, topped with mozzarella.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over each tomato-mozzarella slice, followed by the pesto (I usually dip a fork into the pesto and then shake the fork over the plate until each tomato-mozzarella slice has enough) and then the salt and pepper.
  3. Top with the basil ribbons.
  4. Healthy delicious Caprese Salad ready

Note for the best 

Because there are so few ingredients, it’s important to pick the best produce possible. The tomato variety doesn’t matter as much as it’s quality. I prefer medium-sized tomatoes that look red and ripe. No big, orange, watery tomato will work for this salad. Your local farmers market will often have the best tasting tomato, support your farmers!
As for the mozzarella, I don’t have a particular brand I go with, but I do love the ovoline (egg-sized) and ciliegine (cherry-sized) in water as it keeps in it’s container, it’s easy to slice, and it looks pretty on the plate.

Enjoy Caprese Salad with Pad Thai Chicken Noodles

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