Salads

Caprese salad


Caprese Salad Ingredients

  1. Tomatoes 400 g
  2. Mozzarella Cheese 500 g
  3. Fresh basil 1 bunch
  4. Oregano to taste
  5. Olive oil for dressing
  6. Salt to taste
  • Main ingredients: Tomato, Cheese, Greens
  • Serving 4 servings
  • World CuisineItalian Cuisine

Inventory:

Knife, Cutting board, Serving plate, Paper kitchen towels or napkins

Making Caprese Salad:

Step 1: Prepare the tomatoes and cheese.


It is better to choose tomatoes for such a salad of a beautiful even shape, soft, but not watery. So, we thoroughly rinse them under running water, wipe them with paper kitchen towels or napkins, put them on a cutting board and start cutting. Cut into slices or in neat circles with a thickness of about 5 mm.
Mozzarella is an Italian cheese that is most often sold in brine. Cheese balls are cut into about the same circles as tomatoes.

Step 2: Prepare the basil.


We wash the green leaves of basil under running water, shake off excess fluid and lay on paper kitchen towels or napkins.

Step 3: Form the salad.


Now we proceed directly to the formation of the salad. Tomatoes are beautifully laid in a circle on a plate for serving, then spread the cheese between them and decorate with basil.

Sprinkle to taste with salt, oregano, season with olive oil and put in the refrigerator for 20 - 60 minutes.

Step 4: Serve Caprese Salad.


Caprese salad is traditionally served chilled along with slices of flavored bread. Tasty and quick appetizer ready!
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- To make mozzarella cut easier, use a sharp knife and periodically moisten it either in water or in brine. And remember: mozzarella has a very short shelf life.

- It is best to use cold-pressed olive oil for salad.

- This salad can be supplemented with red onion rings.

- Caprese is often served with pesto.