Caprese Salad

This recipe requires the best ingredients you can find.  Use peak-of-season tomatoes, from your garden or farmer’s market.  This is also the time to use your best olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Sea salt really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes.

This recipe does not contain precise amounts – use it as a guideline to make your salad.

  • A variety of peak-of-season tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves, sliced into julienne strips
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper

Arrange the tomato and fresh mozzarella slices attractively on salad plates.  Sprinkle with the julienned basil leaves.  Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Add sea salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!

Recipe by From Scratch at