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Mar 04 2013

Caprese Salad

It’s snowy and cold here but the promise of spring is not far off. Fresh tomatoes are scarce. But if you are lucky enough to find some nice ones at the market you will enjoy this yummy taste of summer. This is my version of Caprese salad also known as Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad.

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What You Need

1/2 Lb fresh mozzarella cheese (thick slices)

3 Large red tomatoes (thick slices)

1 Cup fresh basil leaves

Salt and ground black pepper (to taste)

3 Green onions, tops only (chopped)

1/2 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar

Serving plate

Lets Make It

Alternate a slice of cheese and a tomato slice on your plate overlapping a little as you go along, continue until all tomato and cheese is on the plate. You can get fancy here and do it in a circle or in a shape that fits your serving plate. Sprinkle fresh basil leaves all over, sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Sprinkle ( hmm I’m using that word a lot) green onions over the top. Just before serving drizzle ( aha not sprinkle) the olive oil and balsamic vinegar all over the top. Note, serve immediately or you will end up with soggy salad.

Serves 4

Katies Tid Bits make it authentic and use 3 tablespoons of drained capers instead of the green onions and omit the balsamic vinegar

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  1. Janine Huldie

    We also make a variation of this and my husband just loves this one. Thanks for sharing your version here and may have to try!! :)

  2. Jenny@SimcoeStreet

    LOOKS DELICIOUS!

  3. small Kucing

    am sufe my husband would like this . am not a fan of tomatoes :p

  4. Heather @ new house new home new life

    Yum! A taste of summer on your fork! And now that fresh mozzarella is available at my local grocery, it’s so much better than the hard stuff. Hmmm, think I know what we’re having for dinner on this late winter day.

  5. Cynthia

    I love Caprese Salad. I wish that spring would start making a slight appearance in NJ but they are saying maybe a Noreaster on Wednesday. YUCK!

    Cynthia

  6. Judy Haughton-James

    This looks delicious. I have been enjoying tomatoes over the past 2 weeks. I hope to get some more soon. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday.

  7. Anna Popescu

    That looks really yummy! I can’t have the typical Caprese salad any longer because I can’t eat cow’s milk products, but I can eat goat cheese so I make this that instead. It is a slightly different taste than the mozzarella, but still very good especially when using really good EVOO.

    Blessings!
    ~Anna

  8. Cyndi

    Oh my goodness…this recipe makes me crave the warm days of summer, fresh goat cheese (even though this calls for mozzarella), fresh tomatoes from the garden and fresh basil. Spring, summer and fall are my favorite seasons; winter makes me appreciate the other three. Hehehe.

  9. Melissa B

    Your salad looks so good! =)
    I like tomatoes, especially ones fresh from the Garden!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Melissa @ My recent favorite books

  10. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Before we eliminated dairy from our eating this was one of my favorite salads. I now still prepare it just without the cheese and it is still delicious!!

  11. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Sounds like a tasty salad!
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  12. Theresa

    Fresh mozzarella is the best! The salad looks so good…thanks for sharing!
    Theresa

  13. Deborah

    Yum, one of my favorites!

  14. Marie

    The first time I had this salad was at a delightful restaurant in Columbus, OH called Martini’s while there for a conference. Just seeing the picture made my mouth water. Thanks for sharing this….Marie

  15. andrea cammarata

    this is always a favorite of mine! live on it in the summer time : ) always makes me happy!!!! sending hugs to you and of course my little friend IZZY!!!!

  16. Nikki

    Hi there. I’m stopping by from the blog hop. I Can’t wait until spring & summer time. I’ve already had enough of this cold weather. I love Caprese Salad’s. They’re one of my favorite fishes in the summer time. I’m now following you through Twitter. I hope you’ve had a great Tuesday.

    Nikki
    http://www.TheCraftySideOfSarcasm.com

  17. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box

    This look delicious, Katherine! :)

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