Caprese salad is a refreshing and delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion, especially during the summer months. It's a simple dish that consists of sliced fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and fragrant basil leaves. However, the key to making a great caprese salad is in the dressing. Balsamic vinegar and olive oil are two essential ingredients that add flavor and depth to this classic dish.
2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons Olivo Amigo Spark balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Olivo Amigo Joy olive oil
Wash and dry the tomatoes and basil leaves. Cut the tomatoes into slices and the mozzarella into rounds.
Arrange the tomato slices and mozzarella rounds on a platter, alternating them to create a beautiful pattern. Sprinkle the chopped basil leaves on top.
In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and olive oil until well combined.
Drizzle the dressing over the caprese salad, making sure to coat all of the ingredients evenly.
Sprinkle a pinch of Elevate Mediterranean Spices over the salad to taste.
Serve the caprese salad immediately, or chill it in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
Use the freshest ingredients possible for the best flavor. Look for ripe, juicy tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese.
You can also add other ingredients to your caprese salad, such as sliced avocados, roasted red peppers, or prosciutto.
Use high-quality extra-virgin olive oil for the best flavor. Our single-origin, extra-virgin olive oils offer the perfect addition to caprese salad and creates a beautiful flavor pairing.
A delicious caprese salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil is a perfect dish for any occasion. With its fresh ingredients and flavorful dressing, it's sure to be a hit with everyone. Whether you're serving it as a light lunch or a side dish, this classic salad is easy to make and always delicious.