Bloom Everyday

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Caprese Salad


I love the end of summer when everyone’s garden is producing! It is that time of year for some wonderful, fresh dishes – simple flavors with satisfying taste bud rewards. It also means, cooking frenzies to use up the bountiful harvest before it goes bad. We were invited to a friend’s house this weekend for dinner, so I thought a simple Caprese salad would be a great accompaniment to the meal. Plus, it looks so beautiful on the plate. You won’t believe the oohhs and ahhhs you will get over the beauty and simplicity of this dish. But you will smile and say, “Why thank you!” knowing deep down, it didn’t take any time to prepare.

What you will need:

Fresh tomatoes (About 2 large)
Fresh Mozzarella
Fresh Basil
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Truly, this salad is all about getting creative! Arrange the sliced tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, and basil in whatever pattern looks great to you.

Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper. Garnish with a sprig of basil. Deep down, I feel Italian. Amazing what a few ingredients will do.

I love to eat this for lunch during the workweek. Make some extra Caprese Salad to keep in the fridge for the week to come; gourmet lunch, ready in minutes!

– Heather @ BloomEveryday

What are your favorite tomato recipes, during tomato season?

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6 Comments»

  frugalfeeding wrote @

Caprese is my favourite salad of all time. This look absolutely scrummy. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful photos.

  Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com wrote @

Caprese is one of our favorite summer lunches, especially when the heirlooms come in. There is something so perfectly refreshing, plus it always reminds is of having our first Caprese together on the Isle of Capri from which the salad takes it’s name.. tasty, healthy and romantic, what’s better than that?

  Christine wrote @

Great salad… love it.

  Jen Roque wrote @

Beautiful presentation!

  Ann wrote @

Delicious – caprese salad is one of my favorites!

  easyfoodsmith wrote @

beautiful and delicious!


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