Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tomato Caprese Salad

I've got the perfect summer salad.  A delicious combo of plump vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves and a splash of olive oil & balsamic vinegar. This tomato caprese salad is classic as far as flavors go but the presentation makes such a difference. Serve this up at your next cookout and I guarantee that you'll get several wows from your guests!

Here's what you'll need 

1 large vine ripe tomato
4-5 thin slices fresh mozzarella
4-5 fresh basil leaves
Drizzle of olive oil
Splash of balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste

Here's what you'll do

Cut the top off the tomato where the stem would be
Cut 4-5 slices into tomato (approx 1/4″ apart) 
Insert a slice of fresh mozzarella & a basil leaf into each slot 
Drizzle on a little olive oil & balsamic vinegar 
Season with salt & pepper to taste

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 1-2