Caprese Salad

I could totally go for one of these right now! It’s October 1st and 100 degrees. Welcome to the Central Coast!

Caprese salad is a perfect way to use those gorgeous tomatoes that are growing in your garden (if you’re lucky) or from the market (like me). The basil actually is from my own plant on my balcony. The only reason it’s alive is because Matt and Ada have a ritual to water it together when he comes home from work. Thank goodness for that!

Simple, easy, and makes any meal feel fancy. My sister approves of fancy. 

Quick & satisfying dinner of Costco 7-cheese frozen tortellini with marinara sauce, caprese salad, and bread (hiding under the napkin).

Caprese Salad
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Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1-2 heirloom tomatoes
  • 6-8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 15-18 leaves fresh basil
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  1. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella. Lay on plate in a pattern of tomato, cheese, basil, repeating until you use all of the ingredients. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve and enjoy!


  1. Pasta with Chicken says:

    This mozzarella cheese combination with fresh basil leaves , olive oil and tomato is fantastic!

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