Caprese Salad

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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!

Caprese Salad

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

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

Instructions

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.

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Slice the mozzarella into 1/2-inch slices and wedge each between the tomatoes’ crevices.

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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!

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Such a beauty.

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com/ Eileen

    Ooh, such fancy tomato-cutting! :) I can’t wait until the real summer tomatoes start popping up so I can eat plates of this all the time.

  • Cathy @ Savory Notes

    YUM. I could live off of caprese salads. These are beautiful, great presentation!

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/ Bianca Garcia

    I love the presentation! It’s nice to eat with our eyes first and sometimes taking the extra few minutes to pretty up a dish is really well worth it :)

  • Myfudo

    I need not worry about setting my table, how I can make it look festive and cheery, this salad will do the job. Refreshing, pretty and inviting…

  • Sherry Perkins

    TO MAKE PERFECT CUTS ~ Place a chop stick or pencil on either side of the tomato before cutting, slice through until knife touches chop stick or pencil. Same can be done with a potato or zucchini. =_))

    • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

      great tip!