Monday, August 9, 2010

Caprese Salad - A Delicious Summer Treat

I love summer fruits and veggies and to have fresh tomatoes is a real treat. I love caprese salads and think that they really showcase the ripe tomato in a tasty way.

This recipe is from Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis - it is super easy and absolutely delicious!

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese. drained and sliced
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Whisk the lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil to blend. Set the dressing aside.

Arrange the tomatoes and cheese on a platter. Drizzle the dressing over. Sprinkle with basil and serve.

1 comment:

phairhead said...

I like mine w/ a splash of balsamic :D