Caprese Salad

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I would definitely say my very first vegetable garden has been a success . At this point in the summer season there are Roma & cherry tomatoes ripening and falling off their vines daily.  It's very exciting picking and eating something homegrown from your own backyard!  We have experimented with our tomatoes a bit but our tried and true favorite way to eat them would be in a Caprese Salad.
Roma & cherry tomatoes sliced
Handful fresh basil leaves
Fresh mozzarella
Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing {I use Ken's Steakhouse brand}
dash of salt & pepper

I purposely didn't put any measurements because for this dish I just like to eyeball everything.  Honestly, that's how I most often cook,  I think the food tastes better that way....{most of the time}
I slice the tomatoes and put them in a sallow serving dish or pie plate{use what you've got}.   Add the diced basil & fresh mozzarella, then drizzle or drench {however much you like} with the Balsamic vinaigrette, sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper, and voila! Caprese Salad!  Such an easy dish, but oh so fresh and delicious.  We eat this for lunch, late night snack, and as a side dish at dinner.  

What are some of your favorite ways to eat tomatoes?
I would love to know!


1 comment:

  1. yum, this looks so refreshing. and i looove thise little mozzarella pearls!