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This delicious fresh tomato dish is served in your better Italian restaurants. It is so simple and so delicious! Also known as Insalata Caprese, this
one of the simplest and most delicious appetizers or salads. To make this dish properly, it requires only the right
ingredients and the right season -the season first. This is basically a summer
dish from which follow the ingredients: it should be made only with local
vine-ripened tomatoes that are red, juicy and flavorful but not overly soft, and
Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Plate - Insalata Caprese Recipe
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 min
fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
3 to 4 medium fresh
tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
1 bunch of fresh
Salt and pepper
capers rinsed and drained
In a circular design around the side of a serving plate, alternate fresh mozzarella slices on a large platter (or on individual plates if you are doing individual portions) with sliced tomatoes,
overlapping for effect.
Tear fresh basil leaves and sprinkle liberally over the slices. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Sprinkle capers over the top.
Just before serving, drizzle on some top-quality extra-virgin olive oil. NOTE: Insalata Caprese should never be allowed to sit in oil for
any length of time and become soggy, and no vinegar of any kind goes on true Insalata Caprese!
Makes 4 servings.
Additional Variation Ideas: