Friday, July 24, 2015

Cowgirl Cuisine - Caprese Salad

There's no easier way to use up that gorgeous produce you brought home from the farmers market than by creating a delicious salad. 

I love the bold flavors in Caprese salad, which is traditionally made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. 

Sadly my husband won't even touch fresh tomatoes (he doesn't know what he's missing), so I add some extras like sweet Vidalia onions and spring lettuces so we both can enjoy's all about the cheese anyway, right?

Servings: 4
4 cups spring lettuces, loosely packed
¼ cup Vidalia onion, sliced
2 large tomatoes, thickly sliced
8-ounce ball of fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced
8-10 fresh basil leaves, sliced in thin strips
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for drizzling

On a large platter, spread lettuces and onions.  Arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices over the top. Sprinkle with basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Have a great weekend!

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