Caprese Salad


Side/starter to grilled Pork Chops and Wild Rice

It is definitely tomato season and a great way to enjoy and appreciate tomatoes (in my opinion) is a Caprese Salad! I am not a huge fan of plain tomatoes and I am for sure not the type of person that can take a big bite out of a tomato as if it were an apple or munch on cherry tomatoes. However, I am IN LOVE with this refreshing salad that is so fresh and rewarding on a summer night.


Ingredients (serves 3-4 people):

Thorough Directions:

  1. Cut the Tomatoes into thin 1/4 inch slices (I need to learn how to cut a tomato into uniform slices… sorry the appearance isn’t Food Network worthy).
  2. Cut the Mozzarella Cheese Ball into slices around the same thickness as the Tomatoes.
  3. Remove the Basil leaves from the stem
  4. Layer the Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato until the plate is full and ingredients are used.
  5. Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar on top of the layers.
  6. Add a dash of Sea Salt and Kosher Salt (or to desired taste – you can also add pepper if you would like).





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