Thursday, March 24, 2016

Caprese Salad



This is my favorite light meal and I've been prone to make it when no one else is home because I'm not good at sharing. It takes just minutes to put together and looks as beautiful as it tastes. This is also a great dish to wow guests with at parties. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 package fresh mozzarella*
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
6 large basil leaves
2 T balsamic vinegar
2 cloves or 1 tsp minced garlic minced
Coarse ground black pepper to taste
Salt to taste

*I like to buy the 12 oz packages that are pre-sliced, but they aren't always easy to find. 8 oz will serve 2 people easily.


Directions:
Slice mozzarella in 1/4 inch thick slices and arrange in a circular pattern on large platter. Top with tomatoes, minced garlic, chopped basil. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the top and finish off with a generous amount of coarse ground pepper and a pinch of salt. Serve with crusty french bread and a cool glass of your favorite light white wine.




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