Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer on a Plate

I had to counteract yesterday's post with the good things I've been eating this summer.

I made this easy, delicious Caprese Salad this week.

Love, love, love it.

I also love the fact that I got the basil from my yard. If you are horrible with growing your own herbs, take my advice. Plant rosemary and basil. You just can't kill them.

Now, onto the recipe.

Caprese Salad

3-5 Vine-ripe tomatoes, sliced thin
1 lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
Fresh basil leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil or basil-flavored olive oil
Sea Salt & Pepper

Layer alternately the tomato slices, mozzarella slices, and basil leaves. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Drizzle with oil. Serve.

Told ya'. Easy.


Barrett Broussard said...

WOW! That looks incredible! And easy...I like caprese salad. FYI..basil on your porch or near a door is supposed to keep away mosquitoes. Louisiana is probably the exception to that! Our mosquitoes are terrible.

Teresa Dawn said...

That looks so good, I bet it'd be yummy to switch the mozza for feta too.

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Lovely! That does look incredible! Have you thought about opening a restaurant? They charge like $15 for that thing ;)
Yummy, yummy!

Aspiemom said...

That looks REALLY good!

Sara said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Yummy! I was wondering what else I should use my basil for!