Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Insalata Caprese

I love fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato and basil salad. Don is not a fan of this type of salad. So I made one for myself last weekend when he was gone. I thought this was very nice of me. It's one of those things that I'll order in a restaurant, but never make at home. But since we're not eating out much anymore I never have the chance to eat it. What's wrong with him anyway? What's not to love?

So here's my yummy little salad.

Apparently I made a big faux pas and drizzled balsamic vinegar all over it. I like it this way. But according to the food snob on Epicurious it should only be a drizzle of olive oil. Vinegar will destroy the taste of the cheese. Oh well. I like it drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar - and according to the reviews I read on Epicurious I'm not alone. A lot of us like it this way. Ha! Whomever wrote the recipe on Epicurous is a big-time food snob. It goes back to 1996. Perhaps it's time they updated this post.

Yummy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil fresh from my little herb garden! I just used plain old vine ripe tomatoes, but it would taste amazing with heirloom tomatoes. I just wish they weren't so expensive.

I'm going to make some yummy sandwiches with the leftover ingredients. I bought some fresh sour dough bread. So when I get to work I can toast the bread, add the tomato, mozz and basil for a fresh, yummy sandwich.

How do you make your caprese salad?


  1. I like the tanginess vinegar gives, so I make mine a lot like yours ;).

  2. Hi Kris........Dad and I love this salad and have it at least once every two weeks........I drizzle a little balsamic and a little olive oil on it....yum! We add just a touch of italian spices too.

  3. I knew it wasn't just me that loved balsamic on this salad. : )


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