Monday, April 20, 2009

Caprese Salad Recipe

I learned to cook while in college using a lot of trial and error (crunchy rice vs soupy rice). I honed my skills by living on my own and cooking for friends. Here's a simple recipe that's quick and a sure crowd pleaser:

3 - Beefsteak Tomatoes
16oz - Trader Joe's Mozzarella Log (for slicing)
Trader Joe's Balsamic Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Crushed Pepper (from a peppermill)
Fresh Basil

Servings: 5-7 people

1) Cut each tomato into 5 slices (be sure to get rid of the stems/stumps)
2) Cut the mozzarella log into 15 slices and put them on top of the tomatoes
3) Ripe the basil leaves off of the vine and place them on top of the cheese
4) Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over each serving
5) Crack fresh pepper and serve

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