Insalata Caprese – Capri Salad

Caprese – Rainer Zenz CC BY-SA 3.0

1 Mozzarella di Bufala Campana
1 large beef tomato or 4 plum tomatoes
2 stems of fresh basil
extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste

How to make the Caprese Salad:

The experts say that Mozzarella di Bufala Campana should be savored freshly made. If it has been refrigerated, remove it and bring it to room temperature several hours before serving.

Wash and slice the tomato. Wash the basil and remove the leaves from the stems. Slice the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana.

Arrange a slice of tomato, then a mozzarella piece, overlapping them on an oval or round serving dish. Drizzle the olive oil, sprinkle some salt, garnish with the basil leaves.

The Caprese salad made with Mozzarella di Bufala Campana is the most famous and refreshing of all Italian summer dishes.

Serves 2

Regional recipe from Campania