In its simplicity Caprese salad perfectly describes the essence of Italian cooking.
Caprese salad originates from Capri in southern Italy where tomatoes are incredibly juicy and super tasty thanks to the glorious Italian sunshine.
It is up to you how you serve this salad: if you are using cherry tomatoes you can simply mix them in a bowl with chopped mozzarella and torn basil leaves or if you have beef tomatoes you can create a small tower and serve it in single portions, this is great for dinner parties.
Simple dishes are always the best!
- Prep Time : 5 minutes
Get some nice and ripe tomatoes
And some fresh mozzarella... the best you can find
Mine came from my local market.. it just melts in your mouth!
Slice the tomatoes and sprinkle them with a little sea salt; Slice the mozzarella.
Put a tomato slice on a plate and a mozzarella slice on top. You can continue and create a small tower if you like. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with good quality olive oil.
Serve with rustic bread or breadsticks (grissini).