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Easy Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad

Do you ever want to make yourself something to eat, have it be tasty, and NOT measure out all of your ingredients? That’s how I felt when I decided to make this.  When I started cooking I added ingredients by taste (except when I was participating in the science of baking).  Once I started this blog however, I had to start keeping tracking of each pinch of pepper and dash of salt (among other things) and write them all down.

Easy Caprese Salad

Today I just didn’t feel like measuring.  And because this recipe is by nature so simple, you can easily do just that.  If you’re making this for a lot of people just keep adding more of each ingredient and you can make it taste perfect by adding just a little of the seasonings at a time.

Easy Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad

There is something to be said for easy recipes.  This recipe is as simple as arranging all of the ingredients on a plate.  The key to its success is really in the presentation.

Pick a pretty plate for starters. The base of a simple salad can be the difference between success and failure.

Next it is important that the cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil leaves are used in an equal proportion. This helps to balance the appearance. Do you know what the difference between super models and regular people is? Proportionate facial features.

Proportionate salads are pretty salads, at least when it comes to this easy caprese salad.

Easy Caprese Salad

After you have meticulously fixed the appearance of your salad (no, but seriously, don’t go crazy making it even,) drizzle the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Do it sparingly but also high in the air. I don’t know why this works but it does.

Taste a bit and add more seasoning if necessary.  This is one of my favorite snacks and perfect for this time of year when large amounts of basil and tomatoes can be found in most gardens, ripe and ready to be eaten.

Easy Caprese Salad

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do (and did, every night until all my fresh ingredients were gone.)

Easy Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad

Ingredients

  • cherry tomatoes
  • fresh mozzarella (either Bocconcini or Ciliegine)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Arrange the cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil leaves on a plate in equal amounts. Conservatively, dash balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper on the plate.

If you are looking for more easy recipes check out these:

Easy Baked Apples

Easy Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

Easy Grilled Mushrooms

Easy Homemade Croutons

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Easy Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer

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Seyma Shabbir

Friday 24th of January 2014

The salad looks really yummy and amazing. I am a big fan of caprese salad. We usually get the mozzarella balls from Whole foods, they are a great price!

Jenny B

Friday 24th of January 2014

I'll check out Whole Foods for the mozzarella next time I make it - thank you for the tip!

Michelle

Thursday 15th of August 2013

Easy capreeezy! Looks delicious. :)

honeybsandbirchtrees

Friday 16th of August 2013

Lol It is!