caprese salad

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Caprese Salad

By , from the Culinate Kitchen collection
Serves 2
Total Time 10 minutes

Introduction

This simplest of summer salads — nothing more than the toppings for pizza Margherita, uncooked — calls for merely three ingredients (tomatoes, cheese, and basil) plus a drizzle of dressing. Purists use just olive oil and salt, but pepper and balsamic are nice, too.

Ingredients

2 large slicing tomatoes, preferably heirloom
2 large balls fresh mozzarella, or equivalent in smaller balls (bocconcini)
1 large handful fresh basil leaves
~ Extra-virgin olive oil
~ Balsamic vinegar
~ Freshly ground black pepper
~ Salt

Steps

  1. Slice the tomatoes into large circles. Slice the mozzarella balls (if using large balls) into similar-sized circles.
  2. In an alternating pattern, arrange the slices of tomatoes, the slices of cheese, and the basil leaves on a plate. (If using smaller balls of cheese, simply fill in the gaps around the tomatoes with the cheese.)
  3. Sprinkle lightly with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and salt. Serve immediately.

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