A classic Italian favorite. Loved the world over. Known for its many variations and simplicity. This is a dish that is hard not to love, especially when it is warm out. Great as an appetizer or as a meal. You can change the texture and consistency of the dish simply by changing the cuts to the tomatoes and mozzarella. For a fun finger food appetizer, slice and stack like an open-faced sandwich. For a fun family style appetizer, chop the tomatoes and mozzarella into cubes. Toss in the marinade and serve with crusty bread. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory, sweet, and fresh. Weight is light but can be balanced with basil and vinegar. Texture is soft. Good for people not in treatment. Best categorized as Italian.
Caprese Salad Recipe
- Cutting board
- Chef's knife
- Serving Tray
- 1 lb. fresh mozzarella sliced
- 5 medium-sized Roma tomatoes sliced
- kosher salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- red wine vinaigrette
- fresh whole basil leaves
- Since this is a fresh recipe, wash tomatoes and basil thoroughly. Slice tomatoes into sandwich slices about a 1/4 inch thickness. Lightly sprinkle salt over the tomatoes slices on both front and back.
- Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Then marinate tomatoes in large mixing bowl in a generous coating of Wishbone red wine vinaigrette for at least 30 minutes. While tomatoes are marinating, slice fresh mozzarella into similarly sized servings. Set aside.
- Remove basil leaves from stem. Then on a large serving platter, assemble in this method: Tomatoes down first. Cheese down second. A sprinkle of fresh black pepper over the cheese. And basil leaf to finish. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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