Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chef Chuck's Caprese Salad

Caprese Insalada


A popular summer dish prepared in Italy, Caprese Insalada, is a salad prepared with fresh mozzarella, garden picked tomatoes, fragrant genovese basil, olive oil and a pinch of fresh earthy oregano. Mozzarella di bufala (from buffalo) is Italy's best choice for a quality cheese, and can be found in the states. Use the finest ingredients possible to truly indulge in another simple and tasty salad. Serve with your favorite bread and a glass of white wine, that's a meal in itself.

Caprese Salad

fresh mozzarella cheese

2 large ripe tomatoes
a sprig of fresh basil
pinch of fresh oregano
arugula or lettuce leaves
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil



Cut tomatoes in 6 quarters and place on a platter covered with arugula or lettuce leaves. Arrange sliced mozzarella in between tomatoes, spread basil leaves and fresh oregano over entire dish. Salt and pepper the salad and drizzle with olive oil.

12 comments:

  1. The best ever - with those great ingredients. beautiful presentation.

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  2. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, I agree, Thank You :)

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  3. Hello Live.Love.Eat, A classic forever!! Yes, Thank You :)

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  4. I think we ate this 'Everyday' this summer! So many people gave us tomatoes...

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  5. Hello Scintilla, I hope all is well, so nice to hear from you! This is a great way to taste the many varieties of the beautiful tomato! "A tomato a day keeps the doctor away"!! I love sharing my garden with others.
    Thank You :)

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  6. I have to agree that this is the best ever combo.. so fresh.. so healthy...so simple...so gooood!

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  7. Hi Ash, Your so right...!! Thank You :)

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  8. In Brasil we usually eat this salad in some restaurants is very fresh...
    Paula

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  9. Hi Paula, Brasil sounds like a place of great foods. I would love to try some of your native dishes!
    Thank You:)

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  10. "Serve with your favorite bread and a glass of white wine, that's a meal in itself."

    ...On a hot summer evening, this is the best! The trick is to salt (and pepper) the tomatoes first, I learned, waiting a few minutes before adding the oil and serving.

    This put me in the mood for a caprese later today! :-D

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  11. Hi Peter, I am glad our taste buds are the same!
    Thank You :)

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