Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

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.

Ingredients:
1 fresh ripe tomato (sliced)
1 ball fresh mozzarella (sliced)
1 handful fresh basil leaves

Directions:
1. Assemble salad.

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70 comments:

maybelle's mom said...

no need to mess with the ideal summer salad. yum.

Esi said...

I lived on these salads one summer in college. Summer tomatoes are the best!

Marjie said...

I have a friend who brings me fresh mozzarella from the Italians in Brooklyn. I'm telling you what, I can eat that stuff all by itself from here to the middle of next week. But it sure is pretty in your salad!

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VeggieGirl said...

Gorgeous salad!!

Elly said...

Without a doubt my favorite salad. Mmmm.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

So simple but you make everything look gorgeous! Perfect with the colors of the Italian flag!

Steph said...

Your salad looks so pretty! I'm so jealous of your plating skills!!

joey said...

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caprese_(antipasto)

I would call it an antipasto rather than a salad because I expect a salad to have more vegetable matter in it, rather than meat or dairy. Yours is a 50-50 split.

It looks great!

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

Beautifully styled Kevin.

Pam said...

Wow! I love how you have arranged it!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Fabulous photo - just explodes of the screen.

noobcook said...

So easy, so beautiful, yum! Now I so wanna buy a pot of fresh basil! btw, I have a little surprise for you at my blog :)

Paula said...

Lovely salad. I want to reach out and snag one of those olives! YUM!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Beautiful!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Wow, this looks really good though I am not a cheese eater!

Lina said...

my favorite all time salad! Perfection.

Holly said...

That's gorgeous. Fresh, ripe tomatoes are one of my absolute favorite things about summer.

Top-notch photography, too. Your camera work and presentation are as lovely as the food.

Manggy said...

Ah, the classics are always the best! Gorgeous salad Kevin!

Megan said...

Simply beautiful! I cant wait to get some fresh ripe tomatos!

Helene said...

Lovely. What a beautiful pic.

mikky said...

looks so beautiful... simple, yet elegant... :)

Jan said...

The perfect taste combination, and beautifully presented, as always.

Jenny said...

Love this salad. Definitely a favorite to order out. Yours looks just perfect!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Good ingredients are key in this salad, but you have it all right here. Nothing beats Italian Mozzarella. Great photo.

Anna said...

kevin, your photos are always fantastic.
that salad makes me long for the great summer weather i left in the northern hemisphere.
the holidays are over i'm afraid. sigh.

Beachlover said...

look so beautiful capture!!.I better get some cheese for my tomatoes:P

Holler said...

I love caprese salad, but as you say the ingredients have to be good.

Sylvie said...

One of my favourite salads, the flavours just go so well together and I love your presentation.

OhioMom said...

Kevin this picture is absolutely fantastic! I love summer maters and cheese sandwiches .. but this is even better.

Jeanne said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - these three ingredients together make one of the most perfect flavour combinations on the planet (some others being apples and cinnamon; or Pecorino cheese and honey). Simple perfection! And I love your plating...

Jeanine said...

What a fantastic picture, Kevin! our garden is just starting to produce tomatoes, and this would be a great use for them!

Passionate About Baking said...

How absolutely refreshing Kevin...simplicity at it's perfect best!

Jeff said...

Big thumbs up! This is one of my favorite things to do with tomatoes and basil from the garden.

Panic said...

Your plating is always so beautiful.

Sandie said...

Caprese is my favorite salad of all time, and these are just amazing photos Kevin! Truly beautiful shots, and such a lovely presentation (better than I've seen in many restaurants). Now I'm feeling inspired!

cakewardrobe said...

Caprese salads are my FAVE!!!! I just jacked your blueberry maple syrup recipe. That looks amazing! Love the photo there!

Deborah said...

It doesn't get any fresher than this!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Simple and delicious

noble pig said...

Beautiful presentation Kevin.

Corinne said...

Mmm. My favorite.

Cheryl said...

That is the BEST looking Caprese salad I have ever seen!

Alexa said...

A classic... and so elegantly done!!!

Bridgett said...

Those basil leaves are huge! This salad looks so refreshing.

Aggie said...

Beautiful salad Kevin!!

BMK said...

I've made this salad many times but have to say your presentation is one of the most gorgeous I have ever seen.

Darius T. Williams said...

I love a great caprese salad...it doesn't get any better than this!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Mrs. L said...

Absolutely beautiful presentation. Such a simple recipe, yet such a wonderful taste.

Lisa said...

Such a pretty little salad. I bet it would be good with slices of goat cheese too!

Natasha said...

Love Caprese!

Leslie said...

so fresh and so delish

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This is one of my favorite summertime meals! It looks beautiful!

Helena_v said...

Love your food!

Angela said...

Gorgeous photo! It's amazing how something so simple can be so good.

Arabic Bites said...

Everything you make looks so delicious!
you have an award waiting for you on our blog ;)

Culinary Cory said...

I love caprese salad. It's my classic summer stable! Your photos are amazing!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, Can I just say... "That's really a stunning photo!" You know I love this salad!

Bellini Valli said...

This is one of our favourites Kevin. I love the buffalo mozzarella as well:D

jodycakes said...

Hi there...one of my favorite things in the WORLD is a caprese salad. I even toast up some crostini rubbed with roasted cloves of garlic. Divine.
One more thing - if you can EVER get your hands on Burrata cheese, do so...it is amazing and will take your caprese salad to the next level. Had it for the first time at Mario Batali's restaurant in his version of this salad...GREAT PHOTOS

Kristen said...

My favorite summer salad. Looks beautiful!
You have a serious talent with food photography, Kevin. Well done, as always!

Jaime said...

this is my favorite way to enjoy basil!

Anonymous said...

Ummm....... You forgot the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and white onion.

msf995 said...

Your beautiful caprese salad was one of the top google images I cam across. Very nice looking. Can't wait to try out.

Mike

Espresso Style said...

I linked you, man. Because of the great pics! Keep it up!
http://espressostyle.blogspot.com/2010/03/home-grown-basil.html

KT Eng said...

I actually just had a caprese salad and randomly did a google search after and found your site! I absolutely love it! Keep up the good work!

Rita said...

Caprese is a hit! Especially if you use mozzarella di bufala campana (Campania buffalo mozzarella) which is superb! Here in Italy we use to have caprese almost every day in summer, because it's easy to make and fresh. And most of all because it's so hot outside you don't really feel like cooking! Absolutely perfect.

Cooking Ukrainian said...

Really good and simple serving idea!

LindsayLulu said...

I know you love caprese salads, i do too, i was doing some research and came across a pizza recipe for it. Caprese salad pizza, It was absolutley delious and I think you'd love it. Try it out! :)

Bruce said...

Your caprese salad looks amazing! I'll try that presentation for my next Date Night Dinner!

lisa said...

this is a kind of salads which is good for summer. it is easy to prepare. I like it

http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes/salads/caprese-salad

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