Thursday, August 26, 2010

caprese salad

Sniff sniff.

Almost the end of summer.

So, use those awesome looking tomatoes that you found at the market!

Caprese Salad
Serves 3.  (I know, three servings is kinda random....)
5 ripe, medium-small tomatoes (this keeps getting more and more random....)
2 balls of fresh mozzarella cheese
Handful fresh basil leaves, cleaned
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Balsamic vinegar
Really good quality olive oil

Slice the tomatoes into thick slices.

Slice mozzarella into thin slices.

Take the basil, and stack it, leaf on leaf.

Roll up into a log, of sorts.

Slice thinly into "confetti".

This is called a chiffonade.  There!  You learned something new today :)

Arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices on a plate.

Sprinkle the basil over the top, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and drizzle with just a dab of the vinegar and olive oil.  Enjoy!!

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