Thursday, April 22, 2010

Insalata Caprese

We love the insalata caprese salad!

4 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. fresh basil

Arrange 4 tomato slices and 2 mozzarella slices on 6 salad plates. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil. Top evenly with basil.

(Fresh mozzarella cheese is packed in water. It has a softer texture and a sweeter, more delicate flavor than the regular part-skim mozzarella that is more commonly used in cooking for superior melting qualities.)
Serves 6

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