Caprese Summer Salad Bliss

Introduction

Caprese Summer Salad Bliss is a heavenly combination of ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, fragrant basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze, capturing the essence.

Ingredients

Gather vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

Selecting Tomatoes

Opt for ripe, juicy tomatoes at the peak of their flavor for the best results. Heirloom tomatoes or cherry tomatoes add visual interest to the salad.

Slicing Mozzarella

Slice the fresh mozzarella cheese into thick rounds, ensuring they are similar in size to the tomato slices for a balanced presentation.

Plucking Basil Leaves

Pluck whole basil leaves from the stems, selecting the freshest leaves with vibrant green color and aromatic fragrance.

Assembling the Salad

Arrange alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on a serving platter, interspersing them with whole basil leaves for a visually stunning presentation.

Seasoning

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the tomato and mozzarella slices, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to enhance the flavors.

Balsamic Glaze Drizzle

Finish the salad with a generous drizzle of balsamic glaze, adding a touch of sweetness and acidity to complement the richness of the cheese and the freshness of the tomatoes.

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