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 writes recipes for South Mountain Creamery, manages everything for Coffee & Cocktails with MC, and helps her small business clients find success online. 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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