Caprese Salad

12 Feb

The beauty of a caprese salad is the complete simplicity and utter deliciousness of it all. I love, love, love caprese salad. In the summer, there is a great local farmer who sells heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil and that makes me eat a caprese salad almost every day….I think sometimes the boyfriend gets tired of it, so then I just sneak tomatoes sprinkled with salt whenever I want a quick snack. Yet, there are cherry tomatoes galore in the grocery stores right now and they are tiny bites of tomato-y juiciness. This led to make this all-time favorite salad of mine…

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Ingredient List:
– Cherry tomatoes, whole or halved
– Mozzarella balls
– Basil, torn
– Balsamic vinegar
– Olive oil
– Salt and pepper
– Honey (depending on your mood)

Isn’t that just about the easiest ingredient list? Wat till you see the directions!

1. Mix together the cherry tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella balls into a large serving bowl.

2. In a small bowl, mix together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. If I am in a sweeter type of mood, sometimes I’ll add a squeeze of honey to the mixture to mix things up a bit.

3. Combine all ingredients. Serve and enjoy!

How simple is that? The basil is fresh, the tomatoes juicy as can be, and the mozzarella a perfect cream ball to bring it all together. Try to get each thing in a bite!

The Boyfriend Rates It:4
I love this salad. Especially when local organic heirloom tomatoes and basil are used. It is so refreshing on a hot summer day (or any day in SoCal). I’m thinking that a really good balsamic vinegar would kick this salad to the next level.

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