Thursday, December 3, 2009

Caprese Salad (also known as Insalata Caprese)

Caprese Salad initially comes from the island of Capri off the west coast of Italy, where it originated. It has also been called the Tricolore salad, because of the three colors of the Italian Flag, red (tomatoes), white (mozeralla) and green (sweet basil) This dish is prepared according to the following recipe:

  • small sliced cherub sweet tomatoes (50) available from Costco

  • sliced mozeralla cheese

  • sliced kalamata olives (15) available from Costco

  • 1 bunch of sweet basil leaves

  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

  • add sprinkle of Mrs. Dash

  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts

Next arrange tomatoes, mozeralla, kalamat olives, pine nuts on platter. Now sprinkle your choice of either extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar over top.

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