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Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is a simple yet elegant Italian dish made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze or olive oil. The combination of these fresh ingredients creates a light and refreshing flavor profile that is perfect for a summer meal or as a starter. Caprese salad is a popular choice for those looking for a healthy and delicious option that is easy to prepare.



Caprese Salad
Caprese Salad


Ingredients:

  • - 2 large ripe tomatoes

  • - 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese

  • - 1 bunch fresh basil

  • - 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • - 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • - Salt and pepper to taste



Instructions:

1. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into 1/4 inch thick slices.


2. Wash and dry the basil leaves, and remove them from the stems.



3. Arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices on a serving platter, alternating between the two.


4. Place a basil leaf on top of each tomato and mozzarella slice.



5. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar until well combined.


6. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, making sure to coat each slice of tomato and mozzarella.



7. Season the salad with salt and pepper to taste.


8. Serve immediately and enjoy the fresh flavors of this classic Italian dish.



Note: For a twist on the traditional Caprese salad, you can add other ingredients such as avocado slices, pine nuts, or a drizzle of pesto sauce. Feel free to get creative and make this dish your own!


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