Saturday, May 28, 2011

Caprese salad (Insalata Caprese)

This classic layered  Italian salad is so simple. Fresh and best quality ingredients are  a must.

2 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Basil leaves
Salt and ground black pepper 
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar (optional)

On a large serving dish, alternate and overlap the tomato slices and mozzarella cheese slices. Sprinkle with basil leaves, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (optional). 

Adapted from ITALIAN by Carla Bardi

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