Caprese Salad

First Course for the Twins Birthday Dinner!

Note by Phyllis Brown:  Saturday was Ritchey and Rickey’s 57th birthday!  We always celebrate together – one year at their house, one year at our house – but rarely does our celebration fall on the day itself!  Rickey and his wife Brenda were our guests this year.  We started with a lovely Caprese Salad – one of the easiest – but most delicious – recipes!  It is a dish that captures your attention with it’s vibrant colors – red, green and white for the Italian flag – but each bite explodes with delicious flavors into your mouth – begging you to take just one more!

Caprese Salad

  • 3 large, very ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • fresh mozzarella, sliced (about 1/2 pound)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper

Layer the salad – a slice of tomato, a slice of mozzarella, a leaf of fresh basil, continuing to fill the plate.  Drizzle a little olive oil over all and top with black pepper.  Enjoy!

Note:  These were not tomatoes from our vines, unfortunately!  That is yet to come!  We bought these at the Farmers’ Market Saturday morning – along with homemade yeast rolls we served at the meal.  The basil and zinnias are from our garden!

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2 responses to “Caprese Salad

  1. Our tomatoes are still green and we also must get them at the farmers market. But just wait till next month!

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