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.
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.