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.