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