Friday, August 9, 2019

Crazy Caprese Salad

Sometimes tradition is made to be broken.  Or rather, sometimes tradition isn't quite right in your opinion.  Caprese is all of that for me.  I love it, I mean L O V E it.  I don't love balsamic vinegar, and neither does my husband.  I don't always have big beautiful tomatoes available or on hand so this mixed up version of a classic is what we love and eat probably at least once or twice a week!  It is super easy and I almost dare say isn't even a real recipe but, I am sharing anyway.  We have every level or home chef watching and reading and nobody will be left out!

This is simple and your kids can even make it.  My favorite way to eat it is next to a thick rare steak, or grilled, highly seasoned chicken breast or thigh.  I don't care for mushy tomatoes so I make as much as we will eat in one meal that no more.  I don't want to have to refrigerate.  Just say no to tomatoes in the fridge!!!

Here is what you will need!

1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
1 8 oz ball of soft mozzarella
5-10 leaves of fresh basil
2 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cut tomatoes in half or bite size pieces and place in a bowl.  Do the same with the mozz and toss it in!  Tear, or cut your basil.  Add it and the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.  Mix to combine and let sit about 15 minutes before serving.  We prefer ours at room temp but service it how you enjoy it!

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I know this was simple and easy but we love it so much I had to share.  We don't care of balsamic vinegar but if you do, add it!


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