Caprese salad

Four top quality ingredients are all that’s needed to make this salad. Buy the best buffalo mozzarella you can afford, really lush ripe tomatoes, good peppery extra virgin olive oil and fresh green large basil leaves.
  • Serves
    2
  • Prep
    5 mins
  • Cook
  • Difficulty
    Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 ball of buffalo mozzarella (Garofalo from Waitrose is excellent), or a small pack of mozzarella balls – about 125g
  • 2 large ripe juicy tomatoes
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 1-2 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of white or dark balsamic
  • teaspoon of green pesto (optional)
  • salt and black pepper
Instructions
Thickly slice or tear the mozzarella (or use the mozz balls) and arrange on a plate with thickly sliced tomatoes and the basil.

Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic over then season well.

Tuck in!
Nutrition info
Tomatoes are a brilliant source of vitamin C, which supports skin and connective tissue health as well as immunity and iron absorption. The biotin in tomatoes is good for controlling blood sugar.

Vitamins: C, A, E, K, B6, B3, B1. Minerals: Potassium, copper, manganese, iron, zinc, calcium.

Forget the fads, get happy and healthy with a real-food diet!

Italian food is all about ingredients and it's not fussy and it's not fancy.
Wolfgang Puck
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