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How to make caprese salad - it's a light, delicious summer salad. Some feel that balsamic vinegar should be left off -- it's a personal preference, and I'm happy with this salad either way. Be sure to use the freshest possible buffalo mozzarella, basil and tomatoes.
"Made it tonight with fresh yellow tomatoes, which are in season right now here in the Northwest. Pretty delicious, and colorful. As always, the key for me with this recipe is to get water-packed fresh buffalo mozzarella, if you can. The quality of the cheese and the ripeness of the tomatoes make all the difference in this simple salad."- stevemur
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Slice tomatoes about one quarter inch thick and arrange on a plate.
Slice thin discs of mozzarella cheese and place on each tomato. Top with a sprig of basil.
Mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour over tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve
Very attractive, simple, quick and elegant first course on a hot spring or summer day.
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Cjacalifornia 2 months agoEasy and delicious. Very pretty for presentation too. Thanks for sharing!
jokoboco 5 months agoIt may hit others' taste buds but I didn't care for it. The fresh basil was too overpowering for me.
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matolili 8 months ago
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Ajstallones 10 months agoMade this with dried basil rather than basil leaves. It was okay, I need to try next time with better ingredients.
twisted1331 10 months ago
sarahbaker2 1 year ago
ellenmaypamabendol 1 year ago
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franliz 1 year ago
gisesl 1 year agoIt is even better if Buffalo Mozzarella is used. Try to find it in the supermarket. That's the original Italian recipe.
VirginiaD2003 1 year agoBeing from NYC I guess I am spoiled and do not buy prepackaged mozzarella but other than that this is a very good tasting recipe.
Cheekygirl1984 1 year agoUnbelievably simple flavours, simple ingredients but really effective!
Sammyp96 2 years agoDELICIOUS! how i made it: baked tomatoes with shredded mozzarella chz, chopped green peppers, and put oil/vinegar mixture on it :)
lanapopo 2 years agoFabulous!
Bluheeler 2 years agoNothing mor than...simple and good.
ggilman59 2 years agoThis tastes like summer! I love it!
elvins 3 years agoI did a variation as a salad with cheese and tomato chunks. 86 the balsamic vinegar for a clean light flavor.
worldweissweb 3 years agoI could eat this every day. I often use Newmans Own salad dressing. I soak the cheese and tomatoes in the 'Balsamic Vinaigrette' salad dressing or their ' Olive Oil and Vinegar'.