Saturday, January 1, 2011

Recipe ~ Caprese Salad

An Insalata Caprese Recipe By For The Love Of Italy
In order to get into the Italian state of mind, one has to eat like an Italian!

In Italy, 
Caprese is usually served as an antipasta (first course) rather than a side dish. We find it delicious as a main course, too! Insalata caprese is sometimes called Insalata Tricolore, or three-color (tricolore referring to the 3 colors of the Italian flag). Viva Italia!

~ ~ ~ INSALATA CAPRESE ~ ~ ~

Ingredients:

3-4 | Vine Ripened Tomatoes
1 Pound | Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella
15-25 Leaves | Fresh Basil Leaves
A Drizzle | Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
To Taste | Course Sea Salt + Black Pepper
Serving Platter
4-6 | Hungry Texans

1. Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4-inch thick slices and set aside.

2. Layer alternating slices of tomato, mozzarella and basil leaf on a shallow serving platter.

3. Top with a drizzling of EVOO and salt + pepper to taste.

Experiment by taking your taste-buds to the outer limits. Try sampling caprese with olives, pine nuts or topping with our basil pesto recipe for taste sensations outta this world!
An Insalata Caprese Recipe From For The Love Of Italy
An Insalata Caprese Recipe By For The Love Of Italy
Go Crazy For Caprese

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