Tomato Mozzarella (Caprese Salad)

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Caprese Salad

The quickest and easiest recipe I know which works as a side for any of the other main dishes and is the only one that I have that doesn’t contain meat protein of some sort. This is why I consider it a side because I don’t eat a meal without some kind of animal part on my plate.

Don’t let it fool you until you try it because it is really flavorful. You won’t like it if you don’t like basil but why doesn’t like basil?

Ingredients

The freshest tomatoes that you can find (preferably out of your garden)

Fresh mozzarella either a single ball or little balls.

Fresh basil leaves whole with stem removed

WHITE balsamic vinaigrette

EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

White pepper

Directions – self explanatory

If you look at the picture you can figure the rest out. Pour the vinaigrette and EVOO on the salad and tear into it!

You can also use black balsamic but it doesn’t look as nice on the salad. The same goes for white pepper.