insalata classica. [caprese salad w. heirloom tomatoes]

August 11th, 2011 by | comments

Here’s another simple, delicious and fool-proof summer side dish–the ever famous caprese salad. The key ingredient to this particular caprese? Heirloom tomatoes, of course.

If you’ve ever tasted a slice of a juicy, ripe, melt-in-your-mouth heirloom, you can understand the difference they make in this salad. Not only do heirloom tomatoes taste better, but they also make for a more colorful and visually appealing dish.

I’m hopping on a plane to New York tonight, so I won’t be back until early next week. I can’t wait to share all of the delicious food I plan on eating during my visit. Ciao for now!


2 organic red heirloom tomatoes

2 organic orange heirloom tomatoes

1 package high quality mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Organic olive oil

Balsamic vinegar, or reduction

Salt and pepper, to taste


Cut tomatoes and mozzarella into thick slices. Arrange on platter as desired. Scatter basil leaves over tomatoes and cheese. Season with salt and pepper, then drizzle with organic olive oil and balsamic. Serve cold.

My roommate and I devoured almost half of this salad.

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