Caprese Salad

tomato basilOne of the highlights of early summer is that first ripe, juicy tomato, plucked from the vine. Fresh is the best way to enjoy this first jewel of the summer garden and Caprese salad is an excellent showcase for that fresh flavor. This salad is quick and so easy to prepare that directions aren’t even required!

Ingredients

  • Fresh, sliced tomatoes
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

Drizzle tomato and mozzarella slices with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Tip: For a fun appetizer try Caprese kabobs. Thread cherry tomatoes, bocconcini (miniature fresh mozzarella balls) and whole basil leaves. Drizzle with flavored olive oil then sprinkle with salt & pepper.