Life should be made up of simple pleasures and simple tasks.
Unfortunately, for most of us its not.
So we have to compensate and try to find simplicity in some of the things we do.
For me its in the food.
Blame it on my Italian roots - I’m all for cooking simple fares with the freshest and best quality ingredients that I can find afford.
Like this salad - which I been making for my lunch for the past week, because, frankly I can not seem to get enough of tomatoes.
psst… Still not pregnant.
Just full of cravings. The Bananas? - a thing of the past.
Now tomatoes and balsamic vinegar are kings.
And lots of it.
I’m not reinventing the wheel with this recipe.. I’m sure that if you Google Caprese Salad you will get a trillion hits with every possible way of serving it.
But, everyone knows that when its good stuff, there is no need to mess around with it.
I’m posting it because I could not help myself.
I mean look at that pretty picture of red, ripe grape tomatoes and smooth, milky mozzarella, drizzel with the sweet balsamic vinegar, and coated with smooth olive oil - tell me, would you say no to dipping in that bowl of goodnes?
I thought so…
- 20 grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 cup of pearl mozzarella (or just get a block and cut up squares)
- 2-3 leaves of basil, chopped
- Salt and cracked pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
Put everything in a bowl, add the vinegar and then the olive oil.. mix, taste adjust seasoning and toss and eat.
Tip - this salad is best at room temperature. So if you are one of those people that put their tomatoes in the fridge, make sure you let them sit out for a bit to get them to room temperature. Same with the mozzarella.
Can you imagine when the summer comes and tomatoes are just right?