Italian Caprese Salad: Bites of Freshness
Picture this: a sun-kissed afternoon in Tuscany, a quaint trattoria tucked away on a cobbled street, and a plate of pure summer captured in every bite. That’s the magic of our Italian Caprese Salad, a symphony of flavors and colors that celebrates the essence of Mediterranean cuisine.
Tomatoes, plump and juicy, meet the milky creaminess of fresh mozzarella. Basil leaves, fragrant and vibrant, complete the trio that embodies the Italian flag. This salad isn’t just a dish; it’s a story told through simplicity and quality ingredients.
- 2 large ripe tomatoes
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil leaves
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4-inch thick slices.
- Arrange them on a serving platter, alternating between tomato, mozzarella, and basil leaves.
- Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the slices.
- Sprinkle salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
- Serve fresh and enjoy the harmonious blend of flavors.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
An embodiment of Mediterranean simplicity, the Italian Caprese Salad is a timeless classic that showcases the beauty of uncomplicated ingredients.
Nutrition information: Calories: 180, Total Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 12g
Picture yourself savoring each forkful of this salad, transported to the shores of Italy where the aroma of basil lingers in the air and the tomatoes burst with sun-ripened sweetness. It’s a dish that speaks of lazy summer afternoons and the joy of indulging in life’s simplest pleasures. So, whether you’re hosting an elegant soirée or treating yourself to a solo feast, let our Italian Caprese Salad be your guide to a taste of the Mediterranean sun on your plate.