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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Ahh Italy, home of my most favourite food. I think I like anything and everything the Italians make; and nothing beats breakfast, lunch and dinner in Italy itself! Back in April we went on a bit of a tour of the country, at one point staying in Sorrento very nearly at the home-town of the Caprese Salad. Well…the tomatoes were the freshest I’ve ever eaten, and the mozzarella, oh Marone!

I can’t say the tomatoes and cheese in the UK are a patch on the fresh stuff over there, but you can whip up a taste of holiday in a jiffy. It’s a wonderful starter or quick summer lunch that will only take you 3 minutes to make. Bella!

Serves 2

  • 4 x ripe tomatoes
  • 125 g x fresh mozzarella
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Drizzle virgin olive oil

Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into 0.5cm slices.

Lay out on a plate, alternating tomato and cheese. Spinkle salt and pepper over.

Drizzle the oil and add a few basil leaves.

Serve, eating tomato, basil and cheese together. Delicious!


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