Monday, July 30, 2007

ah, summer salads

This is the first recipe/food item I have ever posted on my blog...I'm so excited. This is Josh's favorite salad ever. It is easy to make and it looks so delectable, doesn't it?!

Insalata Caprese

Start with some perfectly ripened summer tomatoes. Slice them to a thickness of your preference.

Then, slice mozzarella cheese to a similar thickness. Buffalo mozzarella is the best variety for this salad.

Chop some fresh basil and place it atop the cheese.

Ground salt and black pepper over everything.

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the entire salad just before serving. Mmmm.

Josh likes balsamic vinegarette on the salad, but most recipes I have researched say that the perfect insalata caprese has no vinegar on it of any kind. So, it is up to you. But Annie Gunn's serves their insalata caprese with balsamic vinegarette, for whatever that's worth.


Kristen said...

It looks delectable and it was delectable! Yummy salad Sarah... great work!

livinginparadise said...

This is my favorite salad too. Glad to know that it is without the balsamic vinegarette. A restaurant here in Hawaii (Zia's)serves this salad (with toasted, garlic baguette) and when I tried to make it at home the balsamic vinegarette was too much. Next time I think I will try it without. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

This salad was my all time favorite when we visited Italy this summer. Do not put the vinegar anything on it. Olive oil is best. Served with Pinot Grigio. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


Anonymous said...

It was good!!!

Shannon said...

I guess i'm in the minority- a little vingear sounds good to me (: