Caprese Salad

Do something great with your tomatoes!

Posted on Jul 16, 2021 by Eli Crain
Tags: recipe vegetarian 08-31-21

Traditional Italian Salad? Delicious summer dish? Or simply a showcase to let your tomatoes shine? However you slice it, the Caprese salad is something you should be thinking about making. Tonight!

Ingredients

Makes around 4 Servings

  • 1 Pint mixed cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 7 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Flaky Sea Salt
  • 2 pounds mixed medium and large heirloom tomatoes, cut into thin slices
  • 8 ounces buffalo mozzarella or mozzarella
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • Small basil leaves
  • Toasted country bread (for serving)

Preparation

Step 1

  • Toss cherry tomatoes with 1 Tbsp. oil in a small bowl; season with salt.

Step 2

  • Arrange tomato slices on a platter, slightly overlapping; season generously with salt.
  • Arrange mozzarella over tomatoes; lightly season mozzarella with salt.
  • Spoon cherry tomatoes over salad and drizzle with 6 Tbsp. oil; season with pepper.
  • Let stand 30 minutes to let flavors meld and release juices from tomatoes and mozzarella.

Step 3

  • Top salad with basil and additional salt and oil, if desired.
  • Serve with bread alongside.

Original recipe inspiration:
Bon Appetit


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