Friday, April 13, 2012

Good Eats: Caprese Reimagined

My favorite warm weather salad is the classic Caprese.  Vine ripened tomatoes, Buffalo mozzarella, basil and EVOO.  Instead of the usual "stack it up and tear it down" variety ..

Classic Caprese Salad

... I like to do a "put it all in a bowl" variety.  I dice up the tomatoes and mozzarella, roll up the basil and cut in "chiffonade"  - long thin strips.  I added some fresh oregano from the backyard planters where the basil came from, some roasted garlic grey salt I buy from, throw in some EVOO and black pepper... delicious.

My Caprese Salad


  1. Where did you get good tomatoes now?

    1. We get really good produce Barbara. A lot of it comes from Mexico and South America, but a great deal, especially at the smaller markets are locally grown. I grow our own basil, chives, oregano, rosemary, jalapenos, chili piquins and we have two varieties of tomato plants working!


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