Insalata Caprese

Submitted by John on Sat, 09/12/2020 - 17:09

Insalata CapresePerfection and elegance are embodied in this simple summer salad, when it's made with fresh, good ingredients and an eye for attractive presentation. When we were in Italy in 2015, Lorna had this every day for lunch while she grew comfortable with  authentic Italian cuisine. 

Many American restaurants make up for low quality factory farmed tomatoes by drizzling it with cheap oversweet Balsamic vinegar, but this only ruins good ingredients. I only make this when tomatoes are in season locally; it's something worth looking forward to the whole rest of the long year!

2 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Slice the tomato and the fresh mozzarella and arrange nicely on a plate. Sprinkle with just enough coarse sea salt, and add the basil leaves.