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Roz’s Caprese Salad with Grape Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil

  • Author: Roz Corieri Paige | La Bella Vita Cucina
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This is an exceptionally delicious and easy summer salad to prepare whether for yourself, family, and/or guests.  They will rave about this and thank you for sharing it with them!


Ingredients

  • 4 – 5 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
  • 1 lb. fresh imported Italian mozzarella, cut into 1/4 – 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin, first preseed Italian olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar for a more mild flavor)
  • 10 – 15 large fresh basil leaves (to taste)
  • Italian sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh Italian bread

Instructions

  1. Toss together the tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
  2. Tear the basil into large pieces and toss into the salad.
  3. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve immediately (can be refrigerated to serve a little bit later too).
  5. Serve with fresh, crusty Italian bread