For today’s meal, I decided to contribute one of my favorite salads. The caprese salad is a simple dish, but always looks elegant and is the perfect salad starter for a dairy or vegetarian meal. Remember to always use a good olive oil and balsamic vinegar and the freshest mozzarella you can find when making this dish. It truly makes a difference.
1 pound fresh mozzarella
2 medium-sized vine ripened tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves – a handful
Olive Oil for drizzling
Balsmic Vinegar for drizzling
fresh ground pepper
Slice up your tomatoes and mozzarella in to 1/4-1/8 inch slices and wash and stem your basil leaves.
Lay out the tomato, mozzarella and basil in alternating layers on a serving dish.