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)
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?