This was so super simple – it’s basil, tomato, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper – that’s it. Layer the basil, tomato, mozz – then sprinkle with the rest. I thought – can it really be this easy? Why have I not done this before?
Well it was that easy. It was so easy – I did it again!
This time – my tomato wasn’t as pretty and I was eating it alone – so I didn’t need as much. I decided to cut everything in bite size pieces and make more of a salad out of it. Chop chop chop – sprinkle sprinkle sprinkle. Caprese salad – done. From pot on my porch to in my belly in about 5 minutes. And it’s so beautiful – how can it not be good for you???
So here’s the “recipe” – it’s so simple – I can barely call it a recipe – but hey – if it gets you to make it for yourself – here you go!
* 1 tomato
* 1 ball of fresh mozzarella
* 5-10 leaves of fresh basil
* olive oil
* balsamic vinegar
Slice your tomato and mozzarella. Alternately layer decoratively on a serving plate. Tuck the whole basil leaves in between the layers. Crack black pepper and salt generously over your dish (I like a lot of salt). Pour the olive oil into the cap and drizzle over the layered plate of goodness. Do that a couple of times. Pop open the Balsamic Vinegar and splash it over the top – as generous as you feel like.
You really can’t go wrong. Go light on the Balsamic if you’re new to using it – go heavy if you’re addicted like me.
And be sure to post your beautiful pics to Instagram and tag me – I want to be reminded that I need to make it again. Tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And the next day after that.