I love a good salad, especially a Caprese salad. It’s a super simple dish to make and way good for us too. With many gardens now full of tomatoes or fresh tomatoes readily available at our local farmers market and grocery stores, it seemed very fitting to showcase a simple salad with tomatoes as the star. So here goes.

Caprese Salad by Susan

Caprese Salad, findingourwaynow.com

Ingredients:

    • 1 pound Heirloom cherry tomatoes
    • 8 ounces Bocconcini mozzarella cheese
    • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh whole basil leaves
    • 3/4 cup whole basil leaves
    • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Add tomatoes, bocconcini olive oil, chopped basil leaves and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once combine add the whole basil leaves and serve. Chill leftovers for later.

Notes: This caprese salad keeps very well in the fridge if you have any leftovers. You can use any type of cherry tomatoes. I love the heirloom cherry or mini tomatoes when they’re available for all their different flavors and colors.

Like I said, this caprese salad is really simple. I will sometimes just have this for lunch with a nice slice of crusty bread on the side. This Caprese Salad compliments many types of entrees as a side salad. You simply can’t go wrong with this Caprese salad.

Time to eat…

If you enjoyed this check out the Ambrosia Fruit SaladCaprese Salad by Susan and Fresh Mushroom Salad.

 

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  • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Susan, check your gmail email please!I sent you something!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I got it and it will be fun food guest post to do. :-)

  • Jacs Henderson

    yum – pinning to my healthy food board :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      WOO! HOO! Jacs and enjoy. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    I love caprese salad. There are so many different ways you can arrange the combinations.

    A chef I worked for did one where he made the fresh mozz into a bubble. the dressing for the salad was held in the mozz bubble. The presentation was pretty cool.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jon, There is nothing better when you need a quick and delicious salad. WOW that must have been a super presentation. I would have loved to see that. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    Yummy, no fussing, fresh and delicious. This would be great after a weekend of getting the house ready for winter.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      It would indeed Debra. Have fun with your home winterization… :-D

  • Catarina Alexon

    Do the same salad frequently, and highly recommend it. It is delicious!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I do love this salad Catarina. It is no fuss, no fail and delicious. Gotta love that. :-)

  • DC

    Simple is the way to go with salads. I like making cucumber and tomato salad with yogurt dressing. It is cooling and refreshing.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi DC, I am all for simple. The simpler the recipe the better. I do love the tomato and cucumber with yogurt combo too. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I love Caprese salad and have a feeling I’ll be eating lots of it in the coming weeks thanks to the tomato crop that is coming in.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jeri, it easy to do when the tomatoes are fresh ad home grown. it is the best, isn’t it? :-)

  • Darren Cinque

    I’m currently living in Italy and I’ve got to say that it’s true that tomatoes here have an amazing flavour – very different to what I am used to back in Australia. Such a coincidence that I fixed myself a Caprese salad just an hour before stumbling on this post – very funny and yummy!! I find it helps me sing better – my voice is always a lot clearer after a Caprese Salad :)

    I’d love to share with you all my singing voice after a Caprese salad:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xWK250A8BM

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I Bet they do Darren, I bet the mozzarella is pretty awesome too. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    I have never had this salad. Sounds interesting. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Cheryl, If you like fresh tomatoes and a good mozzarella then you will like this salad. :-)

  • http://www.garrettspecialties.com/ Arleen Harry

    This was the first year we tried to grow Heirloom tomatoes. We have had so much rain on the east coast that we didn’t get a banner crop what we did get was fabulous. We planted Yellow Boy and Red so this salad is right up my alley.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Arleen, I can just imagine how those tomatoes must taste. I am a bit jealous you know. This salad would ideal for tomatoes like. Enjoy my friend. :-)

  • http://biz.leoraw.com/about/ Leora Wenger

    Certainly sounds tasty to me. I love this time of year when I can add fresh basil to salads and other dishes.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I do too Leora, This time of year offers so many great fresh veggie options, doesn’t it?

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    The caprese salad looks yummy and oh so simple to make. Thanks for the idea!

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