Caprese Salad

This classic combination is one of the easiest ways to enjoy fresh basil and any kind of tomatoes.

  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Basil leaves, washed and dried
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, optional

Place a piece of mozzarella and a leaf of basil on top of each tomato slice. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic, lightly sprinkling with salt if desired. Let it set for 10-15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Variations: Toss cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and chopped basil in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to create a simple salad.

Photo Credit: Alexis Lamster