Saturday, June 28, 2014

Caprese salad - A delicious dish from Capri

Caprese salad, a classic dish from the island of Capri, is the perfect for summertime appetizer

Caprese salad, a classic dish from the island of Capri, is the  perfect summertime appetizer. It resembles the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. It's a simple salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with olive oil and salt. This salad is fresh and light and extremely easy to prepare.

Caprese salad, a classic dish from the island of Capri, is the perfect for summertime appetizer

Tomatoes are in season now therefore is the perfect time to enjoy their sweet and tangy flavor. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and E and beta-carotene. Therefore, eating tomatoes can help reduce cholesterol, inflammation and allergic reactions. 

Caprese salad, a classic dish from the island of Capri, is the perfect for summertime appetizer

Caprese salad is one of the simplest and delicious salad and is ready in 10 minutes. It can be easily served as an appetizer or meal and is very refreshing. 

Caprese salad, a classic dish from the island of Capri, is the perfect for summertime appetizer

Yield: 4-6 servings                           Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 4 vine-ripe tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 basil bunch
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Directions:
  1. Alternating, layer the tomatoes and mozzarella one after another.
  2. Add basil leaves in between each layer.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
 Enjoy this fresh and healthy salad!
Tips and Tricks:
  • Look for fresh ripe tomatoes at farmers markets in the city, a farm stand in the country or your local supermarket.

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