Oct 13, 2011
Easy Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar
-Use tomato of choice. With large tomatoes, slice into at least 1/4 inch thickness. I used cherry tomatoes so I halved each to make bite size chunks.
-Use fresh mozzarella cheese. Slice or cut into bite size pieces to complement tomato.
-Mix together 1 tablespoon good balsamic vinegar and 3 table spoon good extra virgin olive oil. Basically ratio is 1:3 of vinegar to oil. Adjust to your own liking. I put both into a container so I can shake the mixture together well.
-Arrange mozzarella cheese and tomato on a platter, sprinkle julienne basil over top.
-Drizzle balsamic reduction over tomato and cheese and around the platter for presentation.
-Salt and pepper to taste. I prefer good sea salt.
I can't wait to try with walnut and basil pesto next time. I think the nutty flavor adds depth to this easy salad. Do you like caprese salad??