July 7, 2011

Caprese Salad

My all time favorite summer salad.
So simple.  So delish.  So fresh.

1 vine ripe tomato
1 bunch fresh basil
wet mozzarella cheese
balsamic vinegar (or balsamic vinegar dressing)
salt & pepper

That's it!
(serves 1)

The first time I ever had this salad was at an outdoor cafe in France.  It was served with goat cheese (just as yummy).  It brings back fond memories of the summer of 1998.

If you don't have some basil growing in your garden/planter/yard make a quick trip to Lowes.    It's super hardy and produces all summer long.  Treat yourself to the taste of summer!
I'm linking up with Marty's Wow Us Wednesday.  Even though it is Thursday :) and Home Stories AtoZ

What's your favorite summer salad?


Kellie said...

Looks great! I can't handle the goat cheese so the mozzarella would be awesome! :) I think you saw my favorite salad on my blog. lol

Karen said...

Mmmmmm...my mouth is watering. This seems to be a great salad to take to a gathering...of women...in two weeks. You might be the most popular girl in the room. (smile)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

My husband requests that salad 2-3x a week. I make it with grape tomatoes and mozzerella pearls. SO easy and SO delicious!!!

Mom said...

I could just about eat this off the page! And I'll never forget the first time you had it!

KR said...

What do you do with the marshmallows? :)