Monday, July 23, 2012

I Heart Caprese Salad

Caprese-Salad

I ♥ ♥ ♥ Caprese Salad - just look at some of my Pinterest items! I love the fresh ingredients and the combination of flavors and textures - a nice light salad especially on a hot night when you aren't in the mood for anything too heavy. 

For this salad, I found the perfect tomato at a veggie stand and picked some fresh basil from our garden (which now that it is weeded, I can find stuff easier - ha!), sliced some fresh mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled sea salt and fresh pepper and voila! a tasty fresh salad that was ready in 5 minutes.  As much as I longed to eat the entire plate, I shared with The Fisherman and he was glad I did.




If you are looking for another way to make a Caprese, take a look (here).  I fried the cheese and that was awesome too!

13 comments:

  1. Yum! I love caprese salad! Please come hang out and link up to our link party "Home is Where the Heart is" Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! :)
    http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-3/

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  2. This looks so good!! And it doesn't help that I'm hungry. ;) I am so making this! I'd love for you to share this {along with any other posts you want to share} at my Throwback Thursday party. Hope to see you there! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-3/

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    1. Pinning this too as I'm drooling on my keyboard ;)

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  3. Hi Debra,
    Your presentation is just beautiful and a great way to use all the wonderful fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs we have from our gardens right now. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. I'm stopping by for a visit from Comfy in the Kitchen today.
    This gal is always on the lookout for delicious recipes.
    I love salads especially during the summer.
    Have a terrific week!

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  5. I love Caprese Salad. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

    Julie

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  6. That looks delicious! I want some right now : )

    Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tonight!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  7. "I heart caprese salad" TOO! I order it at restaurants all of the time and make it all summer long. Delish! Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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  8. If the tomatoes are REALLY, REALLY good - there is NOTHING better! I like it with a drizzle of balsamic reduction. OH YUM!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this at my Throwback Thursday party! It's so pretty I wish I could just dive right in! I hope to see you again this week :)

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  10. Caprese salad truly is wonderful, I agree! I love your photos - they make the simple ingredients looks so amazingly fresh and mouthwatering. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Summer Salad Sundays! I'll be hosting every week through summer so I'd love to see you again with your next salad recipe.

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  11. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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  12. Your presentation and photos are just gorgeous. I have just learned to propagate basil. Tomato season is coming and this is one of my faves.

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