Let’s make something that tastes like summer, requires zero “cooking” and takes about 15 minutes. Sound good?
This caprese salad is one of my summer staples, and it never fails. It’s perfect for pot lucks or cook outs and it works great on nights when it’s too hot to heat up the kitchen. So here we go!
First, you’ll need:
8 oz grape or cherry tomatoes cut into bite-size pieces
One container (8 oz or so) of pearl sized fresh mozzarella (or you can buy a big roll of it and cut it up — your choice)
A big handful of fresh basil
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
First, chop up your tomatoes. Yum.
Second, chop up your basil and add to the tomatoes and mozzarella in a large bowl. Third, drizzle with 2-3 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let this mixture stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes so all the flavors mingle.
And then you serve it. SO DAMN EASY. Also, it’s the perfect thing to make before you get on a plane and need snack food for a long trip. Or to take to the cabin. Whatever fate may have in store for you :)
For a bowl like the one above, this recipe makes 6 servings and they are about 134 calories each. No internet share today, I’m on vacation and I want to get off the computer. You should do the same. Enjoy!