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Caprese Salad

No oven required. Fresh from the market, add decadence with fresh mozzarella. Add wine, good friends, conversation and voilà!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Simply Luxurious

Ingredients

  • 8 tomatoes heirloom, fresh, flavorful, in season a variety of sizes and colors, whole 1/4" slices, as well as quartered
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 ball burrata, mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella cheese rip into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil add as much or as little to taste (1/4 cup is approximate)
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • fresh artisan crusty bread
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped roughly

Instructions

  • Slice and tomatoes in a variety of sizes as it will be enjoyed with a knife a fork. However, if you want them all uniform, slice them as you prefer. Presentation with a variety of sizes adds a rustic touch and reveals the variety of different tomatoes included.
  • Add the pieces of ripped mozzarella. I used burrata which makes the dish appear more creamy and less uniform and neat, but buffalo or regular fresh mozzarella will change keep the neat presentation.
  • Place tomatoes and mozzarella mixture into the platter you wish to you to serve. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Let the dish sit for 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Sprinkle fresh basil on top, serve with crusty torn pieces of bread and dive in!