This recipe is no stranger, but the presentation sure is. It only takes a few simple, cheap ingredients to make this salad look like a gourmet masterpiece. And all in under 5 minutes. Also, what better way to portion out a serving? Enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: salad caprese vegetarian tomatoes basil balsamic mozzarella italian
Ingredients (3-4 tomatoes)
- 3 tomatoes
- 4 oz soft mozzarella ball
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Handful of fresh basil
- Dash of salt and pepper
Cut vertically into the tomatoes, making sure not to cut down through the bottom edge. Leave about a 1/2-inch of tomato flesh from the bottom of the tomato to the edge of the cut.
Slice the mozzarella into 1/2-inch slices and wedge each between the tomatoes’ crevices.
Squeeze a basil leaf next to each mozzarella slice. Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and drizzle atop each tomato. Season with salt and pepper and serve!
Such a beauty.