Ah, about delightful and nourishing meal! The Caprese, or a tomato and mozzarella salad, with a hint of basil and thyme. This is an easy dish to make as there is no cooking required.
You can plate the tomatoes and Mozzarella however you’d like.
The Caprese ordinate in Italy. It’s traditionally served with basil, olive oil and salt. Random fact… The colors of the salad; red, white and green, are the same colors of Italy’s flag!
Who would have known that you can make a meal for 2 with just 3 simple ingredients.
A little fact about mozzarella cheese; it’s a good source of calcium and protein. When making sandwiches, use mozzarella cheese in place of mayo.
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The type of tomato used for Caprese salad is a fresh, vine-ripened tomato.
To make a caprese salad filling, you will need: -1 ball of fresh mozzarella -1/2 cup of grape tomatoes, halved -1 tablespoon of olive oil -1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar -1/4 teaspoon of salt -1/4 teaspoon of black pepper -1/4 teaspoon of dried basil -1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme 1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Next, slice the mozzarella into 1/2-inch cubes. 3. In a mixing bowl, combine the grape tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, basil, and thyme. 4. Stir until all of the ingredients are evenly mixed. 5. Finally, add the mozzarella cubes to the bowl and stir until they are coated in the tomato mixture. 6. Spread the salad mixture evenly across a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the mozzarella is melted and bubbly. 7. Serve immediately.
There are a few different stories as to why this salad is called Caprese. One story is that the salad was created in Capri, Italy, and was named after the island. Another story is that the salad was created by a chef in Florence, Italy, who named it after his favorite city.
Caprese salad is a salad made of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil. It is often served as an appetizer or side dish.