Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

1 lb ripe tomatoes,
sliced into 1/2″ thick rounds

1 bunch fresh basil, cut into ribbons

8 oz fresh mozzarella or, try smoked mozzarella, sliced into 1/2″ thick rounds

2 tbsp good quality olive oil

2 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar

Salt & Pepper to taste

Slice tomatoes. Set aside. Slice mozzarella. Set aside.

To make basil ribbons: take 3-4 large basil leaves and roll, starting from narrow, pointed end. Slice across, in narrow strips. Unroll to release ribbons.

Start with a slice of tomato and place a slice of mozzarella on top. Continue to alternate tomato and mozzarella, layering in a concentric circle patten.

Sprinkle basil ribbons on top.

Drizzle olive oil atop salad. Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top.

Sprinkle salt & pepper on top, to taste.

Circles and ribbons too much? Layer tomato slice, mozzarella slice, and a single, whole basil leaf, in rows.


About Anna K Amendolare

Anna, of aka design, is a web designer and digital marketer. She contributes recipes via, manages all of the email marketing for HH, and serves as webmaster for Hometown Harvest. When she is not in front of her computer, she enjoys baking, craft beer, and spinning & cycling to burn off those calories.

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