Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

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  • Serving: Serves 4

This simple recipe for caprese salad is from the Italian region of Campania. It's light and refreshing; your family will love it.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds assorted tomatoes (such as regular vine-ripened tomatoes, plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and yellow teardrop tomatoes)
  • 6-ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, drained and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. Whisk the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil to blend. Set the dressing aside.
  2. Cut the regular tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices and the plum tomatoes into wedges. Cut the cherry, grape, and teardrop tomatoes in half. Arrange the tomatoes and cheese on a platter.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over. Sprinkle with the basil and additional salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

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