Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Insalata Caprese Recipe

Insalata Caprese
Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

A simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella or whole milk mozzarella, plum tomatoes and basil.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Vine Ripe Tomatoes
  • 2lb Doris own fresh mozzarella
  • 6-8 leaves of fresh basil
  • 8oz Doris own extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cut the mozzarella in ¼ in slices.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in ½ in slices.
  3. On a dish, stack the mozzarella and tomato slices alternating one slice of mozzarella and one slice of tomato, etc
  4. Instead of stacking you can lay the mozzarella and tomato slices flat (alternating), slightly overlapping each other.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt.

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