Caprese Salad

our-growing-edge-badgeThis post is part of Our Growing Edge, a monthly blogging event I have started to encourage us to try new food related things. If you have a blog and have tried something new this month, come and join this event.

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I put Caprese Salad on my Summer To Do List because I always loved the simple, contrasting ingredients. Summer tomatoes + soft milky mozzarella fior di latte + green fragrant basil. It looked easy but I’d never made it before.

Since I just made mozzarella fior di latte from scratch, Caprese seemed to be the perfect way to enjoy it.

The gist of it:

  • Cut the mozzarella and ripe truss tomatoes into thick slices.
  • Alternate slices on a platter.
  • Tuck fresh whole basil leaves here and there.
  • Finish off with a drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and black pepper.
  • Dig in with forks :)

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Check back tomorrow to see what I made with the rest of the mozzarella.

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