This is my very favorite summer salad. It’s so incredibly easy and I don’t think I
could ever get tired of eating it.
Caprese Insalata literally means the salad in the style of Capri and it
traditionally is served with sliced fresh mozzarella and sliced tomatoes with
fresh basil and all those ingredients are essential but to serve this to a
large group the prettily arranged salad takes up a lot of table or buffet space
not to mention the fact that when the salad is made with alternating slices of
tomatoes and cheese the amount of cheese per serving is often higher in calories
than I’m hoping for. By chopping and tossing the ingredients, you can get all the great taste and flavor without using quite as much cheese. This salad is so
simple but the quality of the ingredients is what makes it. Using a good quality of olive oil and balsamic vinegar really make this salad.
Today I’m using the most amazing olive oil, Katie and Andrew
adopted an olive tree for Craig and I last Christmas and we received our first
shipment last week. It is so delicious. Check out the Nudo website, you may want to find a tree of your own.
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
3 medium tomatoes, diced
15 or so fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Toss all ingredients in a pretty bowl, season with salt if
desired and enjoy!