Along with the green tomatoes the farmers market was also filled with perfectly ripe locally grown red field tomatoes. I had been waiting for the fresh field tomatoes so that I could try a caprese salad. A caprese salad or a insalata caprese is a simple salad consisting of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. The salad can be seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper and maybe even a touch of balsamic vinegar. For my caprese salad I decided to spurge a little and I got some imported Italian fresh buffalo mozzarella. The caprese salad was really good! It was nice and fresh and tasted like summer. The buffalo mozzarella was soft and had an amazing texture without having a strong which only accentuated the flavours of the tomatoes and basil.
1 fresh ripe tomato (sliced)
1 ball fresh mozzarella (sliced)
1 handful fresh basil leaves
1. Assemble salad.
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