Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Perfect - Caprese Salad

I've seen this little number popping up on many blogs this summer. I saw Giada make this years ago as a side dish on one of her shows and I've made it with fresh summer tomatoes every year since. I look forward to it because it requires no cooking, minimal preparation, and minimal washing up. Basil is easily grown in a pot, I have several neighbors that grow tomatoes, and I love an excuse to buy really good cheese.
I start by washing and slicing tomatoes, usually I cut out the middle part with all the seeds so my salad isn't too wet. Add the tomatoes to some fresh mozzerella, fresh basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper. It's better when you let the flavors sit overnight. I like it as a cold salad with TownHouse Flatbread Crisps or on half of an Arnolds Sandwich Thins toasted as Pizza Margherita.

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