After 2 days of unseasonably hot weather I was in the mood for a nice cool salad today. The first thing I thought of was a Caprese Salad. I love fresh tomatoes and I love fresh herbs, so Caprese Salads are one of my favorites. The recipe below is the standard Caprese recipe but the pictures are outstanding! I borrowed this from Pam, who writes the blog For the Love of Cooking. It is a wonderful blog and she generously allows others to repost her recipes on their own blogs. The recipe as well as the pics are hers. So a big thanks to Pam! Just click on the link above to enjoy her talents! ~Marla
For the Love of Cooking: Caprese Salad
This is a perfect salad for a hot day (or any day for that matter). Simple, easy and full of flavor. I love the flavors of mozzarella, basil and tomatoes together and topping them with a really good balsamic vinegar makes it an irresistible salad.
- Organic or home grown beefsteak or Roma tomatoes
- Fresh mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste