Caprese Salad

caprese stack

I know making a Caprese Salad is probably nothing new to you.  There are probably millions of recipes just like this; I know you’ve seen probably 6,000 photos that look just like these.

However.

Let us not forget that Caprese Salad is a perfect light snack.  It is a perfect summer appetizer.  It is a perfect sandwich filling, spread out between a nice loaf of crusty bread.  It can be chopped.  In its skewered cherry tomato and Ciliegine (cherry-sized) mozzarella form, it becomes the cutest appetizer ever.  It can fill a small dish or an entire bowl.  It is healthy – tomatoes and olive oil are wonderful for your body, and fresh mozzarella is low-calorie and low-fat compared to many cheeses.

You get the idea – it’s versatile, and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like it.  Let’s begin.

caprese arial

Caprese Salad

4 slices from large tomato
4 slices from 1 ball fresh mozzarella
4+ fresh basil leaves (depending on size), torn
drizzle good olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Layer one slice tomato, one slice mozzarella, and one basil leaf.  Repeat three times.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve.  It couldn’t be easier!

You can also cut your stack in half…because look how cool this looks:

caprese sliced

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