About the Dish:
Caprese salad is a traditional Italian dish that features fresh mozzarella cheese, ripe tomatoes, and fragrant basil. It is a simple and refreshing salad that showcases the flavors of these classic Mediterranean ingredients. The combination of the creamy cheese, juicy tomatoes, and aromatic basil creates a harmonious balance of flavors. The salad is typically drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper to enhance the natural taste of the ingredients. This vibrant and colorful salad is perfect for summer gatherings and can be enjoyed as a side dish or a light meal.
|Fresh Mozzarella Cheese||8 ounces|
|Fresh Basil Leaves||1 cup|
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil||2 tablespoons|
- Step 1: Slice the fresh mozzarella cheese and ripe tomatoes into thick slices.
- Step 2: Arrange the mozzarella cheese slices, tomato slices, and fresh basil leaves on a serving platter.
- Step 3: Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil over the salad and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- Step 4: Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Step 5: Serve the caprese salad as a refreshing and light dish for any occasion.