Friday, May 18, 2012

Caprese Salad

 I plan on making a lot of these this summer with my hopefully abundant tomato and basil harvest.

 Slice the tomatoes, lay them on paper towels and sprinkle them with sea salt.

 My new secret weapon!  My daughter bought me this smoked olive oil for my birthday.  Oh wow!  This is life changing!

 Slice fresh Mozzarella, and alternate it with basil and tomatoes.  Sprinkle freshly cracked black pepper over it, sprinkle it with a bit of sea salt, drizzle some white balsamic vinegar and dark balsamic glaze.  Drizzle some of the smoked olive oil or regular olive oil over it.

 Brush some bread with melted butter mixed with minced garlic and fresh parsley.

Broil these until they begin to brown.  Cut these into slices and serve as a base for the Caprese salad.


9 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

A perfect summer meal!
Smoked olive oil?! Never heard of it but I must see if I can find it over here.

The wind finally calmed down here and the sun shines so nicely so now I can have my kitchen door open again :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Nellie said...

Well, I am ready to enjoy this! It is lunchtime around here.:) Now I will be looking for smoked olive oil!
I do hope you have good luck with your tomatoes and basil this season.
Have a great Friday!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I can hardly wait for the tomatoes to get ripe. This looks heavenly. I'm getting more fresh broccoli from the garden today. Wish I could share with you.

Patty Woodland said...

My favorite summer meal! I won't be having it for a while though :(

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Oh yummy, that looks so very delicious !!!!
Have a great weekend.

LindaG said...

Everything looks really good. Especially your garlic bread! :o)

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh that looks very tasty & perfect for summer!!!

Barb said...

It will be awhile before we get really good tomatoes! I love basil so the combination looks delicious!

TARYTERRE said...

Did I see some heirloom tomatoes in there??? Perfect dish for lunch. Smoked olive oil sounds delicious.