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My Fresh and Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized fresh tomatoes
  • 8 -oz log fresh mozzarella
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 lemons
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Slice tomatoes and mozzarella to the same thickness, whatever size you prefer is fine. I like mine fairly thick.
  • Roll basil leaves into a log and slice into long, thin strips (called chiffonade), or leave them whole if you prefer.
  • Alternate tomato and mozzarella slices in a circular pattern on your plate.
  • Squeeze juice of one or two lemons, depending on how tart you’d like the flavor to be, over the tomatoes and mozzarella.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lightly pour a little olive oil over the top, but be careful not to drown it. A light drizzle is fine.
  • Spread basil leaves or chiffonade evenly over the top and serve.

Notes

This will serve about 4 people as an appetizer or side dish, or 2 people if you really love it. My husband and I easily eat a whole plate full between the two of us! It is so good and so healthy, so enjoy!