Monday, July 20, 2009

tomato, basil and mozzarella salad

We love the insalata caprese salad!

4 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. fresh basil

Arrange 4 tomato slices and 2 mozzarella slices on 6 salad plates. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil. Top evenly with basil.

(Fresh mozzarella cheese is packed in water. It has a softer texture and a sweeter, more delicate flavor than the regular part-skim mozzarella that is more commonly used in cooking for superior melting qualities.)
Serves 6


  1. This? This I could eat every day.

  2. It's one of my all time favorite snacks! You've got to try the imported italian buffalo mozzarella if you can get it. It's amazing!