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Monday, August 25, 2008

Caprese Salad and it's many derivations

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This is a simple salad, making most of this year's ending tomato season :(....
Just tomatoes, basil and mozzarella di buffalo. There are endless variations to this Italian classic, this is the original version, if you will. Just assembled and seasoned with good olive oil, salt and pepper.
Here are some other salad versions I made inspired by the Caprese:

1- adding finely sliced red onions
2 - adding a splash of balsamic vinegar (or reduction)
3 - using smoked mozzarella
4 - adding sun-dried-tomatoes
5 - skip the fresh basil and drizzle with pesto instead
6 - marinate tomatoes first in chopped garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper
7 - top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese
8 - use spinach or arugula instead of basil
9 - mix red and yellow tomatoes
10 - add crumbled feta


1 comment:

Kevin said...

This is such a perfect summer salad.

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