Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Embarassingly Easy Caprese Salad

GORGEOUS, right??  This yummy delicious Caprese Salad never fails to impress in both flavor and presentation.  It is light but also filling, it has incredible flavor but goes well with just about anything, it is a great side dish but also could act as a main, it pleases meat-lovers and Vegetarians alike, and....it only requires 3 ingredients and if you can hold a knife, you could make this delish dish.

You need:

Several gorgeous ripe red tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella cheese (ball or pre-sliced)
Fresh basil leaves

Pay attention now....this is super difficult:

Slice the tomatoes in 1/4-1/2 inch slices.

Slice the mozzarella in equally thick slices as the tomatoes.

Pick the basil leaves from the stem.

Arrange them as such:  Tomato, then basil leaf, then mozzarella.  Repeat until ingredients are used up.

A healthy pinch of salt and pepper is all that is required for finishing this beautiful salad, but a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar would elevate it to another level of deliciousness. 

Whip up this incredible salad for a crowd or just as a simple lunch for yourself.  Either way, it is uber-satisfying and total eye candy.


The Chef Next Door


  1. It's one of my favorites, so easy and delicious!

  2. how far in advance can you cut the tom without them going bad?