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Caprese Salad like my Mother use to make!

Posted on August 11th, 2011

August 8, 2011,

Summer Caprese Salad like MY Mother Made!

Slice lots of summer tomatoes... light salt and pepper, good olive oil, good wine or balsamic vinegar.  Set aside in a cool place or refrigerate but a lot of people think you should avoid refrigerating tomatoes.  I often add chopped basil, parsley and a little garlic at this point.  My daughter does not like the garlic so sometimes I make her separate salad. (Chill for an hour at the least.)

Slices of YOUR favorite fresh mozzarella.

Washed and dried fresh basil.

To assemble:   Stack tomato slice with mozzarella with basil leaf between.  I like to stack several slices of tomato with a toothpick through all.  A small basil leaf on the top.


  • Jane

    Just about my favorite summer dish….and I haven’t had it yet this year! I’m gonna do that today! Thanks for the nudge, Nonnie!

    Aug 11, 2011 at 4:21 am
  • Tanesha

    One of my favorite salads in summer…but my tomatoes had blight this year booohooo. First time in 3 years I’ve had to BUY tomatoes in the summer, boy have costs gone up! It’s still a great salad and I love to cut them up smaller and stack on a slice of baguette..yummmm. Tanesha (CraftyGardenMom blog and podcast)

    Aug 23, 2011 at 9:05 am